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The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...



Item # 680112

January 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 2, 1830

* on the purchase of Texas from Mexico

One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusations against our country...He affirms that the U. States have for a long time desired the acquisition of that large portion of the Mexican republic..." with much more, taking almost an entire column.
Among the other reports in this issue are: "Chief Justice Marshall's Speech", much reporting from Congress, "Indians in Georgia", much on the "Navy Department", "Letter of Bolivar" which is signed by him: Bolivar, and more.
This issue is complete in 32 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches with only minor foxing.  Generally in 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: "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