Notes: The House of Representatives prints a petition to the US Congress by the state of Kentucky to make known any information about the detention of members of the Texan-Santa Fe expedition.
"It appears from authentic information that citizens of the United States, with passports from their government, duly authenticated, in going from Texas to Santa Fe, with legitimate and peaceful intentions, offering no resistance, have been arrested by a military force of Mexicans, a portion put to death in the most perfidious manner, whilst others in manacles were... driven as beasts rather than human beings from the place of their capture to the City of Mexico."
This resolution exaggerates the case, but it shows how blurred the lines were between the US and the Republic of Texas, which organized the venture in an attempt to control trading routes (in Mexican territory) to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The government later reported that they were aware of only two US citizens involved, but the US government led the effort to free the Texans as well.
Edition + Condition: A single sheet; never bound. Fine as issued.
Publication: [Washington, DC]: (n.p.), 1842.
Item No: #307421