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A great Mexican War-date letter, 1 1/4pp. 4tp., written by Alexander T. Laidely, [Coalsmouth, Va.], Oct. 4, 1847, to his uncle, John Laidley, in part: "…we have further rumors from Mexico which give an account of a most disastrous result of our forces. After 8 days sanguinary fright within the City [Mexico] 4,000 of our men are said to have fallen. One report confirms the death of Genl. Worth another contradicts it. If it is true that our loss is so heavy, Heaven only knows the fate of Scott and the rest. I fear exceedingly the consequences. O' this iniquitous unholy, unjust, dishonorable war! God must visit us and the author of it with awful displeasure. Such are some of the points of this damnable Locofocism otherwise self-styled democracy…I pray for the best, but our one happy country suffers by misrule." Attached stampless cover with manuscript postmark canceled, "Coalsmouth, Va., 5 [cent], 22nd Oct." Light soiling, else overall VG.
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The Mexican War Is Brought About By The Damnable Locofocism…Self Styled Democracy.

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