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People of color must leave Texas...

Item # 680633

August 22, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 22, 1840  

* Mirabeau B. Lamar - President of Texas
* Orders all free African Americans to leave

An inside page has a brief yet notable item headed: "Texas" reading: "President Lamar has issued a proclamation commanding all free persons of color, now in the republic of Texas to remove therefrom before the 1st day of January, 1842."
This is followed by a brief item: "Independence of Texas" noting in part: "...English minster has addressed...that if within a certain time Texas is not recognised, Great Britain will acknowledge its independence...".
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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