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Printed Document Signed In Type By Santa Anna Days Before The Taking of Veracruz And His Promotion To The Rank Of Brigadier GeneralPrinted Document. One page, 8 1/2"" x 12"", on laid paper. Veracruz. October 15, 1822. 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.
AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FORD’S THEATER BOND SIGNED BY JOHN FORD; IT FUNDED THE ORIGINAL RESTORATION OF THE THEATERJOHN FORD (1829-1894). Ford, a Baltimore born bookseller, was the owner of the infamous Ford’s Theater; after Lincoln’s assassination, the government seized the theater from Ford. DS. 1pp. 14 1/4” x 9 1/4”. Washington. August 5th 1863. A very rare and possibly unique Ford’s Theater bond signed “John T. Ford”. It certified “that there is due to J.P. Bartholew the sum of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, payable at any time within ten years from date, with interest payable annually. The said J.P. Bartholew is entitled to free admission to all dramatic performances given in said Theater until payment of said debt and interest.” Bartholew signed the document on the verso. The 10th Street site originally was a church, but abandoned when the congregation merged with another. Ford turned it into a theater against the wishes of many residents, and nine months after it opened in 1861, it was gutted by a fire. Ford needed money not only to rebuild the theater, but to enlarge and create his dream, one of the finest theaters in the country that could hold 2,500 people. To do this, he sold bonds and the cornerstone was laid on February 28, 1863 and the first performance of The Naiad Queen was done on August 27, 1863. It quickly became one of Washington’s most popular places; Lincoln saw eight plays there and May saw even more. In an ironic twist, Lincoln witnessed on November 9, 1863 The Marble Heart, starring a young actor named John Wilkes Booth. The document is in very fine condition. It has a light green background and an elaborate “Ford’s Theater” logo at the top; it boasts that it is “A First Class Structure Possessing All The Acoustic & Optical Advantages of an Academy of Music”. There is a lithographed vignette of the theater front in the upper left corner, as well as a number of other small theater-related vignettes. Although difficult to ascertain if this is a unique piece, it is certainly exceedingly rare and a fine Lincoln assassination item. $17,500.00