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Heading: (United States Congress)
Title: United States Congress Documents, Volume 8
Place Published: Washington, DC
Date Published: 1848

Volume 8 of a 9-volume set of congressional documents, here containing documents 61-77. Various paginations. (8vo), 23 x 15 cm (9x6"), original law sheep with three gilt-lettered spine labels. All documents are 30th Congress, First Session, House of Representatives.

Contains documents relating to the Mexican-American War. With printed label of the House of Representatives Library on upper cover and several of its ink stamps throughout the volume. 

The following items relate to the Mexican-American War.

[1] Regulars and Volunteers Engaged in the Mexican War. May 4, 1848. [1] 2-86 pp. Executive document 62. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 295. Contains valuable, extensive tables documenting all the volunteer troops.

[2] Persons Employed in the Naval and Marine Service. June 23, 1848. [1] 2-3 [3, blank] pp. Executive document 67. Tables show strength at beginning of war and subsequent enlistments and place of origin for sailors.

[3] Treaty with Mexico. July 22, 1848. [1] 2-72 pp. Executive document 69. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 287. Haferkorn, p. 26. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

[4] New Mexico and California. July 24, 1848. [1] 2-49 [1, blank] pp. Executive document 70. An important document, printing for the first time a number of confidential dispatches involving the Bear Flag Revolt, the death of Governor Bent, the seizure of California and New Mexico, and related events.

[5] Strength of the Army at the Close of the Mexican War. July 28, 1848. [1]-2 pp. Executive document 74. Tutorow 1623. After discharges following the war, total troop strength is 8,866, with a potential authorized total number of 17,142. Those totals represent the country’s continued paranoia about a large standing army.

[6] Instructions to Messrs. Sevier and Clifford. August 2, 1848. [1]-2 pp. Executive document 75. Tutorow 1708. Sevier and Clifford were U.S. negotiators with the Mexican government. Polk declines to provide the requested instructions.

[7] Peace Establishment-Number of Indians in Oregon, California and New Mexico, &c. August 2, 1848. [1] 2-12. Executive document 76. Herein the nation attempts to come to grips with potential native populations in the newly conquered areas.


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Spine with horizontal crack, upper joint and hinge cracked, corners bumped and rounded, scuffed, front flyleaf loose.

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Documents 61-77, 30th Congress, First Session, House

Estimate $10 - $100Aug 23, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA