DescriptionLaws of the Republic of Texas, In Two Volumes. Houston: "Printed at the Office of the Telegraph," 1838. First edition. Bound together in one 8vo volume. 276, v; 122, v, 40 pp. plus indices. Rebound in modern light brown cloth library binding with gilt lettering on spine. Occasional light to moderate foxing with some scattered minor damp staining to the edges of the pages at the back. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Internally very good in a lightly worn modern binding.
Both the first and second editions of this work begin with a printing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There follows a complete listing of the Laws of the Republic of Texas with acts and resolutions on a myriad of topics, including such diverse matters as: attorney fees, locating a permanent seat of government, An Act to Provide for the Punishment of Crimes and Misdemeanors Committed by Slaves and Persons of Color, incorporation of various towns, money for the purchase of a house for the president's use, and numerous resolutions providing for the relief of various private citizens.
Reference: Streeter 210, 210a. Texas Collection Library, Center for American History TZ 345 T312L 1837.
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