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Withlacoochee and expansion into Seminole Territory...

Texas, Mexico & Santa Anna...



Item # 629039

March 26, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1842  Beginning on the front page and carrying over to pages 2 and 3 is an article headed: "Texas And Mexico". This concerns the trouble between the two and notes the Mexican perspective near the beginning: "...already by alternate threats & promises they attempt to drive us Mexicans to a renunciation of our rights,and to  the abandonment of a territory which they have seized upon like bandits...". Much of the dispute is concerning the area near Santa Fe, present-day New Mexico. Includes is a letter of response signed in type: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna (see).
Another page has an article headed: "Florida" which begins: "Twenty-tree settlers with their baggage and slaves, and one with his family, have crossed the Withlacoochee on their way to the Annuktiliga hummock to open a settlement. More are to follow, some probably to Clear Water harbor, west of Tampa, where Fort Harrison is located..." with much more (see).
Complete in 16 pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, an area of dampstaining in the lower right corner, otherwise in very nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th 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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