drop-title | REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE (U.S. 25th Congress, Second Session, House Executive Doc. 3) [U.S. and Mexican Affairs]. Department of State. John Forsyth, Francisco Pizarro Martinez.

drop-title | REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE (U.S. 25th Congress, Second Session, House Executive Doc. 3) [U.S. and Mexican Affairs]

[Washington: Blair and Rives], 1837. Disbound. Good binding. Item #5973

Octavo. 31-164 pp. Removed from a binding. Holes from the original stitching in the inner margin; contents lightly to moderately foxed; a couple of marginal tick marks and brackets in pencil as well as contemporary owner name on the front page and note that I believe reads, "see West" on the last page. A presentable copy of the Report of the Secretary of State John Forsyth, dated December 2, 1837, on relations between the United States and the Mexican republic. The report constitutes a laundry list of claims against Mexico dating as far back as 1811 and largely relating to seized and detained ships and mistreated crews with responses by Mexican envoy Francisco Pizarro Martinez in Spanish with English translation of correspondence. Originally included with the "Messages of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Twenty-Fifth Congress." This Report was also issued as a Senate executive document with slightly different pagination. This copy belonged to Henry D. Gilpin, here signed "H. D. Gilpin" on the top of the front page. Gilpin served as the U. S. Attorney General under Van Buren and argued for the government in the Amistad case in front of the Supreme Court.

Price: $125.00