(MEXICAN - AMERICAN WAR) VOLUNTEERS! CAPT. THOMAS BROWN, AT THE FRANKLIN HOUSE, IS AUTHORISED TO ENLIST MEN FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT OF VOLUNTEERS, THIS WEEK.

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(Mexican - American War) Volunteers! Capt. Thomas Brown, at the Franklin House, is authorised to enlist men for the Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers, This Week.

Typeset 1847.
Sheet size 10 x 10 3/8" (25 x 26.5 cm)
Some time toning of paper and occasional fox mark. Overall quite good.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98707
Price: SOLD
Publisher : No publisher or printer noted
Men of Essex! Men of Newburyport! rally round the bold, gallant and, gallant and lion hearted Cushing! He Will lead you to victory and to glory! Let Essex County have one Company in the Regiment that shall be her Pride and Boast.

The Company will go into comfortable quarters in about a week, and will sail in the course of two or three weeks. The pay is from 7 to $10 per month - 21 dollars in advance; and Congress proposes a bounty of 24 dollars in money, and 160 acres of land.

Newburyport, Feb. 1, 1847.

The broadside refers to "Lion Hearted Cushing", this likely refers to Caleb Cushing.

Caleb Cushing (January 17, 1800 – January 2, 1879). American Democratic politician and diplomat. Served as a Congressman from Massachusetts and Attorney General under President Franklin Pierce. He was an eager proponent of territorial and commercial expansion, especially regarding the acquisition of Texas, Oregon and Cuba. He believed that enlarging the American sphere would fulfill "the great destiny reserved for this exemplar American Republic.”
In 1847, while again a representative in the Massachusetts state legislature, he introduced a bill appropriating money for the equipment of a regiment to serve in the Mexican–American War; although the bill was defeated, he raised the necessary funds privately..
He served in the Army during the Mexican War first as colonel of the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, of which he was placed in command on January 15, 1847. He was promoted to brigadier-general of volunteers on April 14 of the same year. He did not see combat during this conflict, and entered Mexico City with his reserve battalion several months after that city had been pacified. He was discharged from the Army on July 20, 1848.

Manuscript notation in upper portion of image "First call for volunteers for the Mexican War 1847"
18th-19th Century Subjects , Historical , Mexican American War