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Once entered, the invoice could not be altered in any way, and any error in
further copying it, even to a slip of the pen, was enough to subject the cargo to
confiscation when it later arrived. The invoice was stamped, and a copy was
returned to ...
But then, in a few weeks, the commerce of appetites arrived to assuage the Army;
and in a very short while Matamoros was a bear pit. A powerful strain of the
United States energy came into play, with high animal spirits, rowdyism, bright
But all these were slow to arrive. There would hardly be time for training in the
tactics of putting an army ashore for battle. The weather was foreboding—
northers and high seas. But at last on January 22, 1847 the build-up began.
Worth arrived ...
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A leisurely, comprehensive, and novelistic history of New Mexico and Texas from the earliest times up to the Mexican revolution. Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling. Read full review
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