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Description of Texas... Constitution of Indiana...



Item # 642261

August 17, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 17, 1816  One of the better articles in this issue is headed: "Description of the Province of Cohauilia, the New Kingdom of Leon, New Santander, and Texas" which is: "Collected from the memorial of Don M. B. de Arispe". The portion which describes Texas takes about a full pg. (see for portions).
Also included is a full page article: "Constitution of Indiana--Adopted in convention at Corydon on the 29th day of June, 1816..." which contains all of Article I, and a bit of Article II concluding with: "The remainder of the constitution defines the powers, etc. of the three branches of the government."
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, even toning, otherwise in very good 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: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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