PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR [caption title]...WHEREAS THIS TERRITORY IS NOW INVADED BY AN ARMED FORCE FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS...DONE AT SANTE FE THIS 9th DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE
by [New Mexico Territory]: Connelly, Henry
[Santa Fe, 1861. 1p. with integral blank. Signed in print by Connelly. Unbound. Very good. This proclamation by the territorial governor orders "an immediate organization of the militia force" to repel invaders from Confederate Texas. The proclamation continues: "Citizens of New Mexico, your Territory has been invaded, the integrity of your soil has been attacked, the property of peaceful and industrious citizens has been destroyed or converted to the use of the invaders and the enemy is already at your doors. You cannot, you must not, hesitate to take up arms in defense of your homes, firesides and families..." Scarce: IMPRINTS INVENTORY cites only the copy at the Huntington Library, although additional copies are located at the Newberry Library, Yale, Duke, Princeton and the University of Wyoming. We find no other example on the market since 1972. EBERSTADT 162:173 (this copy?). STREETER SALE 443. AII (NEW MEXICO) 149. (Inventory #: WRCAM51870)
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