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Santa Anna, Antonio L. to Francisco Martinez, re: asking that a letter be sent to his wife (in Spanish)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01164 Author/Creator: Santa Anna, Antonio L. Place Written: Columbia, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1836 Pagination: 1 p. 24 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Written in Spanish while being held captive in Texas. Martinez was Mexican consul in New Orleans. The letter was to be delivered through the Semano Brothers at the Consulate at Vera Cruz.

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Full Transcript: Columbia Julio 26 1836 S. D. Fran. Pizarro Martinez

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasMarriageLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryPrisonerPrisoner of WarDiplomacyAmerican WestWestward Expansion

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