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Collectible Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Document

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Printed Document Signed In Type By Santa Anna Days Before The Taking of Veracruz And His Promotion To The Rank Of Brigadier General

Signed in type by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. (1794-1876) Mexican political leader who greatly influenced Mexican and Spanish politics and government. During his forty year career, Santa Anna rose to the rank of both general and president. Over a period of twenty-two years, Santa Anna served as President of Mexico on eleven non-consecutive occasions. The Spanish document concerns a two percent tax placed upon gold and silver in relation to a loan of six hundred thousand pesos. Very Fine.

On October 25, 1822 Santa Anna would take control of Veracruz under orders from Mexico’s Emperor Iturbide. For this successful operation, Santa Anna was named brigadier general and Commander of the Province of Veracruz by Iturbide. Iturbide soon grew suspicious of Santa Anna’s power, quickly removing him from his command and ordering him to join the Junta de Guerra in Mexico City. Santa Anna refused to follow this order and instead returned to Veracruz where he proclaimed a Mexican Republic and declared Iturbide’s reign invalid in early December of 1822. With support growing quickly for a Mexican Republic, Iturbide was forced to abdicate on March 19, 1823. A fine document from an important period in the early life of Santa Anna.

Printed Document.
One page, 8 1/2″” x 12″”, on laid paper.
Veracruz. October 15, 1822.

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Scott J Winslow
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Collectible Manuscripts, Autographs, Stocks and Bonds, and Historical Americana
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1748 Rhode Island Indenture

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

1748 Rhode Island Indenture

Kings County. June 10, 1748. The document is an indenture between John Brown and the Trustees of the Rhode Island Colony for “ … a certain tract of land lying in Westerly … Containing sixty acres bounded Northerly on George Babcocks land Eastern on Benjamin Halls Junr. Land Southerly on Joseph Halls Land & Westerly on ye Grantors Land … ” The document is signed by WILLIAM BABCOCK (1708-1751).

Babcock served as town clerk of Westerly for a period of about twenty years. He was also a justice of the peace and represented Westerly in the General Assembly of Rhode Island in 1744. In addition, the document notes that it was “Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of both Babcock and SILAS GREENMAN (1690-1760) Justice of the Peace from Kingston.

In 1718, Greenman was found guilty of counterfeiting, which led to his removal from his post. Greenman went on to serve as Town Councilor, clerk and moderator for Westerly, Rhode Island. Greenman was also a slave holder who estate inventory included seven slaves. Usual folds.

Partially Printed Indenture
Size: One page, 13” x 16 5/8”
Condition: Extremely Fine

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Scott J Winslow
Scott J Winslow Associates. Inc.
Collectible Manuscripts, Autographs, Stocks and Bonds, and Historical Americana
800-225-6233

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Andrew Jackson Memorial Ribbon

My goal is to share with you my interest in a wide variety of historical American collectibles. Scott J Winslow Associates specializes in autographs, manuscripts, stocks and bonds, paper money, and a vast variety of historical Americana.

Since 1985, I have successfully served an extensive client base, including museums, libraries, universities, and private collectors. I am proud to be recognized as one of this nation’s leading authorities in business history.

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Scott J Winslow
Scott J Winslow Associates. Inc.
Collectible Manuscripts, Autographs, Stocks and Bonds, and Historical Americana
800-225-6233

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