VERY FINE. A RARE "LAREDO" STRAIGHTLINE HANDSTAMP ON A FOLDED LETTER SENT TO A MEMBER OF THE MEXICAN MILITARY DURING THE TEXAS REPUBLIC PERIOD.
Monclova is located in the northern state of Coahuila and was first settled in 1577. It was the capitol of Coahuila y Texas. During the Mexican-American War it had a population of approximately 8,000; General Wool rested his men there in October 1846. The destination of this cover, San Fernando de Rosas, is the municipal seat of the Zaragosa municipality in Coahuila. The "Laredo" straightline was used by the Mexican postal administration.
Unlisted in the American Stampless Cover Catalog