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Much on the Texas situation... Slavery in Texas...
Item # 573916
May 21, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1836
* Texas War for Independence
* Sam Houston & Santa Anna
An inside page has news "From Texas" stating that: "...Gen. Houston had attacked a body of Mexicans...under the immediate command of Santa Anna, and killed 8 or 900 of them and made prisoners of the remainder, 500 more, including Santa Anna...who, with his principal officers were immediately shot...". A second report states that Santa Anna was, in fact, not captured.
There is also "A Proclamation" prohibiting the importation of "Africans or negroes" into the Republic of Texas, signed in type: David G. Burnet. (see) Also a great amount of diplomatic correspondence concerning the struggles in Texas, too much to show or mention here.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War