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Clipped Signature "Guadalupe Victoria"

Guadalupe Victoria (Manuel Felix Fernandez)

Condition: Collectible-Fine No Binding
From Barry Cassidy Rare Books (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

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Clipped signature (3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch) of Guadalupe Victoria [Manuel Felix Fernandez], first President of Mexico and hero of its War of Independence. The full signature is in ink on period paper clipped from a letter. Guadalupe Victoria (1786-1843) chose his name to honor Guadalupe - 'Mexico's Patron Saint' and Victoria - 'Victory'. A teacher from the Veracruz area he served under Jose Morelos in 1812 until 1814 when Morelos was executed and Victoria assumed leadership of the rebel movement. Defeated at Palmillas (1817) he went into hiding and resurfaced in 1821 after the issuance of 'Plan de Iguala' which called for the independence of Mexico under a constitutional monarchy. Victoria wanted a revolutionary leader to assume the presidency and was stripped of his command. With the overthrow of Iturbide, Victoria arranged for his exile on a British frigate at Veracruz. Victoria, Nicolas Bravo & Petro Celestino formed a triumvirate until October 1824 when Victoria took the office of President. He was the only President to serve his full term during the first fifty years of Mexico's history. Hampered by financial problems he sought foreign aid in the form of loans from Britain for six million pounds which turned Mexico into an economic satellite of the British Empire. Among his important achievements were: establishment of an national treasury, abolition of slavery, creation of a military academy, amnesty to political prisoners, opening new ports to foreign trade, garrisoned Yucatan to thwart a Cuba-based Spanish invasion, unmasked a conspiracy led by Joaquin Arenas to restore Spanish rule, and another revolt led by Nicolas Bravo who was his Vice-President. All during his administration there was a struggle between republicans and royalists for the future control of Mexico. Upon completion of his term Victoria withdrew from public life and retired to his estate in El Jobo where he died in 1843 from epilepsy. A half dozen cities are named after him including one in Texas. Bookseller Inventory # 11289

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Title: Clipped Signature "Guadalupe Victoria"

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Collectible-Fine

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