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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Months after his triumphant return from exile, Santa Anna signs a military document

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Months after his triumphant return from exile, Santa Anna signs a military document

Mexican general and politician (1794–1876) best known in the U.S. for his role in the Mexican-American War and the slaughter of scores of Americans at the Alamo. Partly printed DS, in Spanish, boldly signed “A. L. de Sta. Anna,” one page, 10.75 x 17.25, October 7, 1853. An attractive military document assigning Colonel of the Infantry Mora to duties at Vera Cruz. In 1851, after his defeat in the Mexican-American War, Santa Anna went into exile in Jamaica and Colombia. In April 1853, he was invited back to his native land, reassumed power (one of many times in his checkered career), and declared himself dictator for life. With a rebellion in 1855, however, he was deposed for good, went into exile (including residence in New York City and Staten Island), and returned to his native land only after a general amnesty in 1874, disabled and virtually penniless. Countersigned on the adjacent leaf by several others. Intersecting folds (touching paraph) and scattered light wrinkling and handling wear, otherwise fine, clean condition. RRAuction COA. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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  • Auction Title: December Monthly
  • Dates: #397 - Ended December 12, 2012

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