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    Constitution of the State of West Texas. [Austin, 1868]. 35 pp. Plus page of errata. Original printed wrappers. Minor Chipping. Very good copy. Half morocco slipcase. First edition. Graff Fifty Texas Rarities 43. Library of Congress Exhibition 176: "An attempt to divide Texas." The work is a fully developed constitution for the proposed new commonwealth, carefully defining the boundaries of the State of West Texas. It was prepared by a convention authorized by a resolution of the Texas constitutional convention of 1868 which appointed commissioners to present to the federal Congress a request for the division of Texas into two or more states. The proposed capital of West Texas was to be San Antonio. Several facts are given below: Graff: "In the long Reconstruction Convention of 1868-1869, the question of dividing the state of Texas was raised." Kuhlmann, p. 77. An interesting sidelight in Texas history. Courtesy of Michael Heaston.Austin.

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