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Collection Reference Number GLC04070
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Al pueblo sensato de Mexico. Proclama [in Spanish]
Date 11 April 1847
Author Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description "To the sensible town of Mexico. A Proclamation." States that Americans are not enemies of peaceful Mexicans and that they respect their religion. Discusses martial law and the power of the army to prosecute offenders. Also mentions that all food and supplies needed by the soldiers will be paid for in full, unlike the guerillas who have ransacked villages and stolen property. Adds that vendors will have the protection of the U.S. Army.
Subjects Mexican War  Military History  Latin and South America  Religion  Guerrilla Warfare  Military Law  Law  Habeas Corpus  Military Supplies  Military Provisions  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Place written Vera Cruz, Mexico
Theme The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs; Law; Merchants & Commerce; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859