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TEXAS] Hezekiah Niles, editor.
COLLECTION OF 23 ORIGINAL ISSUES OF THE NILESÂ’ WEEKLY REGISTER, 1836, DESCRIBING THE DRAMATIC AND HEROIC STRUGGLE FOR TEXAN INDEPENDENCE, with the text of the Texas Declaration of Independence
Printed by the Editor at the Franklin Press March 5 to August 27, 1836, Baltimore. A collection of 23 consecutive individual issues (5-3/4" x 9-1/2"; without the March 12, June 18, and July 9 issues) now housed in individual sleeves with typed descriptions in a hard 3-hole binder. From March to August, the Weekly Register, one of the most popular national news magazines of its time, printed a wealth of information on the struggle for Texas independence, including information on the Battle of the Alamo, the victory of Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, and mentions of the celebration of independence. First-hand accounts by Americans who were engaged in the cause of Texan independence. Page 99 is a banner entry in Niles', as this one page contains four major pieces regarding Texas independence: an early account of Davy Crockett's speech to the people of Tennessee that "they might all go to Hell, and I would go to Texas" if they did not re-elect him; a letter from Martin Parmer to his wife from the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos dated March 6, 1836 (the day the Alamo fell); an early printing of Sam Houston's March 5 "Army Orders"; and the full text of the Texas Declaration of Independence (concluded on the next page). A wonderful collection of Niles' Weekly Register, chock full of Texas history. March 5, 1836. P. 3. Brief notice about "force of 2,500 Mexicans advancing upon Texas." March 19, 1836. Pp. 33, 35-36. Brief notice about "people of Texas divided" and Gen. Houston and Col. Bowie were displaced from their commands in the army; Tampico Expedit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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