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    [Confederate Imprint]. Reports of the Committee on Public Safety to the Convention of the People of the State of Texas, Which Assembled at Austin, the 28th January, 1861, and Re-assembled on the 2nd Day of March, 1861: Containing the Missions to San Antonio, to the Rio Grande, and to the N. W. Frontier. Gen'l Roger's Mission to Louisiana, to Procure Arms and the Conference of the Sub-Committee With the Late Gov. Houston, With Accompanying Documents. Austin: John Marshall, 1861.

    First edition. Octavo. 171pp. With the book plate of noted Texas lawyer and historian Clarence Ray Wharton.

    Later cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt leather spine labels. Slight shelf wear to boards. Contents with offsetting and moderate foxing throughout, otherwise sound. Very good condition.

    This report provides a wealth of detail regarding the early days of the secession in Texas. Various reports describe in fascinating detail the handover of installations, weapons and other military stores from Federal troops in San Antonio and other Texas locations. The supporting exhibits provide invoices for the items and include a wide range of "acquired" booty including furniture, weapons, building material and cash. The report also details the meeting between Governor Sam Houston and the "Public Safety Committee", in which the governor was effectively forced from office. In short, this is an invaluable resource for reference and a fascinating read when opened at any random spot.

    Reference:
    Parrish 4170.


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