The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, reported on his social networks that Mexico recovered historical documents from the 16th century, including a letter from Hernán Cortés.
They were recovered by the New York Attorney General’s office and Home Land Investigations, ”explained the Chancellor.
This afternoon, Ebrard received a set of 16 manuscripts by Hernán Cortés and other 16th century characters, as well as pre-Hispanic pieces that were recovered from auction houses by the North American authorities and delivered into custody to the Mexican consulate in New York to later be transferred to Mexico City.
During his visit to the so-called Big Apple, as part of his presence at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the official thanked the New York Attorney General’s office and Home Land Investigations, who carried out this job.
We are very grateful, this had been sold illegally and, as you can see, they are very old and very important documents for the history of Mexico, so we are very grateful to the governor and to Home Land Security ”, said Ebrard in a short video. .
Documentos históricos del siglo XVI, incluyendo Carta de Hernan Cortés, recuperados por la oficina del Fiscal General de Nueva York y Home Land Investigations. Hoy fueron entregados a SRE y puestos bajo custodia de nuestro consulado en Nueva York para ser trasladados a la CDMX. pic.twitter.com/FnbP4QXoNB— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) September 23, 2021
This is one of the most important recoveries of documents in the history of Mexico that have been made ”, EBRARD SAID.
In his social media accounts, the chancellor showed the letter from Hernán Cortés dating from 1529 and other manuscripts from the time when our country was considered New Spain.
In addition to the manuscripts, some pieces from the pre-Columbian era stand out that were also about to be auctioned by private collectors and that are considered patrimony of Mexico.
At this time, Ebrard is holding a meeting with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken (17:45 to 18-45 NY) and later he will participate in the UN General Assembly.