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    [Texas Republic] William Harris Wharton. Address of the Honorable Wm. H. Wharton, Texas [Republic] Commissioner, Delivered at Masonic Hall, New York, on the 26 of April, 1836. [New York: Printed by William H. Colyer, 1836.] 12mo. 27 pp. Recently bound in dark brown cloth over boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Mild foxing. Very good.

    Disbound from Address of the Honorable Wm. H. Wharton, Delivered in New York, on Tuesday, April 26, 1836. Also, Address of the Honorable Stephen F. Austin, Delivered in Louisville, Kentucky [...]. Here, only Wharton's complete address is present. In 1836 Wharton, along with Stephen F. Austin and Branch T. Archer addressed the public in various meeting halls in attempts to secure aid to the Texans in their time of need. Wharton's address was enthusiastically received by a sympathetic audience who had read of the fall of the Alamo and the Massacre of Goliad. Clarence Wharton, in The Republic of Texas, calls William Harris Wharton's address "the great masterpiece of our colonial history."

    References
    : Raines, p. 218. Sabin 95114. Streeter 1260. Wharton, p. 131.


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