Mexican Government Description Page: 2 of 4
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Zavala concluded, "having made these
preliminary remarks," I proceed to express my
opinions, respecting the nominal Mexican Republic.
1st. The regulating powers in Mexico is the
military. Certain General, at the head of whom
Santa Anna happened to be placed and who have
under their control 15000 to 20000 hirling soldiers,
have destroyed the Federal Consitution, of which
Gen. Santa Anna, in order to be promoted to be
the Presidency of the Republic pretended to be the
defender, when, with a show of patriotism,
he alleged that it was attacked by Gen. Bustemente.
2ndly The present situation of Mex. oration
is that of greatest confusion and disorder,
because all the consitutional authorities
having ceased, their places have been supplied by
military chiefs, who know no other law
than that of the law and of violence by which
they have put down the civil authority. The
consternation which this has produced among the Mex.
citizens has reduced them to a momentary silence,
and the ailence the Military chief of Mex. call
civility, peace, and order in the Republic.
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Mexican Government Description, letter, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3406/m1/2/: accessed October 13, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.