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Thoughts on buying Texas from Mexico, in 1829...



Item # 659561

September 19, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 19, 1829  The ftpg. has an item: "Texas" which begins: "Many rumours have been afloat as to a project entertained by the executive to acquire the Mexican province of Teas by purchase or in exchange for other lands...". An interesting item in light of the Texas war for independence less than 7 years later.
Also within: "Newly Discovered Letter" by George Washington dated March 28, 1790, printed here; "The Shakers" is very descriptive of the community; "Sioux Indians" takes half a page: "Important Indian Treaty" "The Slave Trade & Slavery" & more.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, a few discrete archival mends (primarily in the right margin), otherwise in nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...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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