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Auction 188, Lot 246

1836 Texas Declaration of Independence and Much More

"[Texas Independence] Niles' Weekly Register. Fourth Series. No. 6 - Vol. XIV",

Subject: Document - Texas Independence

Period: 1836 (published)


Color: Black & White

6.5 x 10 inches
16.5 x 25.4 cm
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This complete 16-page issue features remarkable Texas content, including on page 99 four major pieces regarding Texas independence: an early account of Davy Crockett's speech at a dinner on his way to the Alamo relating that he told the people of Tennessee that if they didn’t reelect him " 'they might all go to h---, and I would go to Texas. I was beaten, and here I am.’ The roar of applause was like a thunder-burst;" a letter from Martin Parmer from the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos dated March 6, 1836 (the day the Alamo fell) saying that the constitution will soon be ready and that: “Travis’ last express states San Antonio was strongly besieged; it is much feared that Travis and company are all massacred…;” an early printing of Sam Houston's March 5 "Army Orders" calling for reinforcements: “INDEPENDENCE IS DECLARED – It must be maintained. Immediate action, with valor alone, can achieve the great work;” and, most significantly, the full text of the Texas Declaration of Independence (concluded on the next page). Disbound.


Condition: B+

Disbound with some light scattered foxing. There is a small ink notation and old library blind stamp on the Texas Declaration page.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/22/2022