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Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation, Provisional Government of Texas and the Convention, Which Assembled at Washington, March 1, 1836
National Banner Office -- Niles & Co., printers, Houston 1838 - (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches). 156pp. Expertly bound to style in half purple morocco over period marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second Provenance: Charles B. Stewart (signature) The ordinances of the Provisional Government of Texas up to the Convention of 1836, published in the midst of the Revolution: with provenance to a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. This rare, early Houston imprint includes all the ordinances passed by the Provisional Government of Texas from November 1835 to the beginning of March 1836 and includes a printing of the "Declaration of the People of Texas, in General Convention Assembled", a declaration of causes for taking up arms against Mexico preliminary to the Texas Declaration of Independence. Also included are the twenty-one articles passed by the Consultation creating the framework for a provisional government for Texas, as well as the articles creating the Texas army. The final ordinance printed are the opening resolutions of the Convention of 1836, just prior to their passage of the Texas Declaration of Independence; i.e. "the ad interim constitution enacted March 16, 1836 by the harassed convention while the enemy was literally thundering at the gates of the town of Washington, Texas" (Eberstadt). Includes a six-page index of the ordinances in the rear. This example with provenance to Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885), a member of the Convention from Austin and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Stewart is further noted as the designer of the Lone Star flag. Streeter Texas 246; Eberstadt 162:195; Howes T133; Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 362; Rader 3056. Raines, p. 229. Sabin 94959. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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