Title:Benito Juárez letter: Chihuahua, Mexico, to Antonio Ochoa, [Mexico], 1865 Jan. 31
Creator/Contributor:Mexico, President (1858-1872 : Juárez), creator
Creator/Contributor:Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887
Creator/Contributor:Johnson, Wilson & Company
Manuscript letter (1 p.) concerning military dispositons of the Mexican Army of Independence and the French troops of the
Emperor Maximillian. Juárez was in opposition at this time operating out of the city of Chihuahua. "The French who are between
La Barca and Los Presidios do not number more than 500 men." Also includes typescript English translation of letter.
Steel engraving print (approximately 6 x 10 in.) portrait of Benitez seated in a chair with his signature below it and subtitled:
"from the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers. Johnson, Wilson, & Co. Publishers New York."
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Benito Juárez letter : Chihuahua, Mexico, to Antonio Ochoa, [Mexico], 1865 Jan. 31, BANC MSS 2010/34, The Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
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Benito Juárez (born Benito Pablo Juárez García) was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec originally from Oaxaca who
served five terms as president of Mexico (1858-1872). He was the first Mexican leader who did not have a military background,
the first full-blooded indigenous national ever to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere.
He resisted the French occupation, overthrew the Empire, restored the Republic, and used liberal efforts to modernize the
Antonio Ochoa was governor of Chihuahua, Mexico from 1873-1877.
In Spanish; translation in English.
BANC MSS 2010/34