COLLECTION OF 23 ORIGINAL ISSUES OF THE NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, 1836, DESCRIBING THE DRAMATIC AND HEROIC STRUGGLE FOR TEXAN INDEPENDENCE, with the text of the Texas Declaration of Independence

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COLLECTION OF 23 ORIGINAL ISSUES OF THE NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, 1836, DESCRIBING THE DRAMATIC AND HEROIC STRUGGLE FOR TEXAN INDEPENDENCE, with the text of the Texas Declaration of Independence
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Baltimore: Printed by the Editor at the Franklin Press, . First Edition A collection of 23 consecutive individual issues (5-3/4" x 9-1/2"; without the March 12, June 18, and July 9 issues) now housed in individual sleeves with typed descriptions in a hard 3-hole binder. From March to August, the Weekly Register, one of the most popular national news magazines of its time, printed a wealth of information on the struggle for Texas independence, including information on the Battle of the Alamo, the victory of Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, and mentions of the celebration of independence. First-hand accounts by Americans who were engaged in the cause of Texan independence. Page 99 is a banner entry in Niles', as this one page contains four major pieces regarding Texas independence: an early account of Davy Crockett's speech to the people of Tennessee that "they might all go to Hell, and I would go to Texas" if they did not re-elect him; a letter from Martin Parmer to his wife from the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos dated March 6, 1836 (the day the Alamo fell); an early printing of Sam Houston's March 5 "Army Orders"; and the full text of the Texas Declaration of Independence (concluded on the next page). A wonderful collection of Niles' Weekly Register, chock full of Texas history. Light, occasional foxing or stain, a few issues with ragged left edge. Near Fine (Item ID: 019002)

March 5, 1836. P. 3. Brief notice about "force of 2,500 Mexicans advancing upon Texas..." March 19, 1836. Pp. 33, 35-36. Brief notice about "people of Texas divided" and Gen. Houston and Col. Bowie were displaced from their commands in the army; Tampico Expedition - William Christy prosecuted for transporting volunteers to Texas. March 26, 1836. Pp. 51, 52-53. Santa Anna and his army on march upon Texas; volunteers returning from Texas because of food shortages. April 2, 1836. Pp. 85-87. Call to arms to the people of Texas against the "tyrant of Mexico." April 9, 1836. Pp. 89-112. Includes (pp. 99-100) the Texas "Declaration of Independence." April 16, 1836. Pp. 113-128. Includes news about the fall of the Alamo (p. 121). April 23, 1836. Pp. 129-130. Fort Goliad blown up, Col. Fanning joins Gen. Houston, Georgia volunteers attack much larger force at Refugo, more. April 30, 1836. Pp. 149-150. Texas fight becomes fierce, reported butcheries. May 7, 1836. Pp. 161-184. Includes Santa Anna's proclamation to his army (p. 162). May 14, 1836. Pp. 185-187. Boundary questions. May 21, 1836. Pp. 201-216. Includes Battle of San Jacinto - Victory of Houston's army (p. 206). May 28, 1836. Pp. 217-232. Includes Battle of San Jacinto (p. 220). June 4, 1836. P. 240. Capture of Santa Anna, actual correspondence of Gen. Houston. June 11, 1836. Pp. 249, 258. Gen. Houston reported to be in bad health, arrives in New Orleans; Santa Anna under strong guard at Velasco, presented cane and saddle to Gen. Houston. June 25, 1836. Pp. 282, 293-294. Texas commissioner Col. Wharton denies rumor that Gen. Houston would be deprived of command of the army; official account of Texian victory. July 2, 1836. Pp. 297, 310-311. Santa Anna's vindication; Gens. Houston and Hamilton. July 16, 1836. Pp. 329, 335-337. Treaty between Republic of Texas and Santa Anna; President Burnett's proclamation; more. July 23, 1836. Pp. 345, 350-351. Texas celebration at American Hotel, NYC; Texas commissioners receive prisoners. July 30, 1836. Pp. 361, 365-366. Lamar appointed major general and commander of Texian army; Santa Anna taken to Columbia, attempt to shoot him; address of Gen. Lamar to Army of Texas. August 6, 1836. Pp. 383-386. Mexican army diminishing by desertion; Gen. Rusk asks for volunteers. August 13, 1836. Pp. 393, 402. Indian disturbances on western and southwestern boundaries of United States in Texas. August 20, 1836. Pp. 413-414. 4000 Mexican troops in Matamoras and want to revenge the defeat of Santa Anna, five Cherokee chiefs offered their services to the commandant of the Mexican forces. August 27, 1836. Pp. 430, 432. Port of Matamoras blockade not efficient with Mexican and American vessels permitted to pass; Camanches steal 700 horses belonging to Mexican troops. Letter to Mrs. David Crockett from an admirer of her husband in which he returns Crockett's pocket watch.


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