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Continuing troubles in Texas...



Item # 573935

July 23, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836  Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbers...". Included also is a letter from "Near Sabine, July 9, 1836" to General Dunlap signed in type by: Sam. Houston, which has near the beginning: "...I regret  so much delay will necessarily result before you can reach us, we will need your aid & that speedily, the enemy in large numbers are reported to be in Texas..." with more. Also a document signed in type: D. G. Burnet, President, with a prefacing note: "The president of Texas, David G. Burnet, has issued his proclamation in which he exhorts the people of Texas to be united in their movements towards the enemy..." (see)
Another page has a report headed: "Independence Of Texas" (see).
Other items include: "Texas Celebration" "The Creek War" "Moral Management of the Insane" and more.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, and although there are archival tape mends throughout the issue (not visible in the images), the issue is very readable, is complete, and is relatively good (see images).

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

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