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Auction 195, Lot 825

Events Leading to Texas Revolution "Fast Approaching a Crisis"

"[Texas Revolution] Niles' Weekly Register - Vol. XLVIII, Nos. 15; 22; 23; & 25",

Subject: Document - Texas Revolution

Period: 1835 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.3 x 10.4 inches
18.5 x 26.4 cm
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This lot contains four important issues of the Niles' Weekly Register from 1835. Each complete 16-page issue has documentation of the early stages of the Texas revolution. The articles begin with the increase in the number of colonists (p. 254), a note that “colonists of Texas are not likely to submit quietly to the military despotism of Santa Ana, but are arming themselves for resistance” (p. 377), and later that the “affairs of Texas are fast approaching a crisis” (p. 395). The final mention is that 2,500 Mexican troops are en route to Nacogdoches (p. 434). Three of the four issues are disbound while the fourth is string-tied.


Condition: B

Text is generally clean with occasional staining and toning primarily in the margins. Edges are somewhat tattered with some extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/15/2023