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    [Texas Republic]. General Thomas Jefferson Green. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier. Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; His Sufferings, and Final Escape From the Castle of Perote. With Reflections Upon the Present Political and Probably Future Relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. First edition. 8vo, xiv, 487 pages. With eleven plate drawings from life by Charles McLaughlin (a fellow prisoner), one fold-out map and one diagram. Engraving "Shooting Capt Cameron" as frontispiece. Brown, blind stamped cloth over boards with lettering gilt stamped on the spine. Heavy scuffing on the boards and spine; head and foot of spine frayed, with repair tape at the head. Textblock trimmed with some minor soiling near the top. Mild toning and scattered foxing, somewhat heavy in places, throughout. Good.

    Green enlisted as a volunteer for a punitive expedition to retaliate for the Mexican pillage of San Antonio. He co-led an unsuccessful attack on the Mexican village of Mier and he and other Texians were taken prisoner and marched to the prison at Perote near Vera Cruz. He gives a vivid first-hand account of his treatment and subsequent escape.

    "The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier" (Basic Texas Books). "Green's is one of the most exciting accounts of the tragic affair of the Texian Expedition... He was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands" (Graff).

    References: Howes G371. Basic Texas Books 80. Streeter 1581. Rader 1670. Jones 1104. Raines, p. 98. Sabin 28562. Graff 1643. Dobie, p. 55.


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