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    Laws of the Republic of Texas, in Two Volumes. (Houston: Printed at the Office of the Telegraph by order of the Secretary of State, 1838.) Octavo. Volume I.[-II.]; 2 vols.: Vol. I, preliminary blank leaf, 276 pp.; index, v p. Vol. II, 122 pp., blank leaf; index, v p., verso blank, blank leaf. The Irion statement, noted as on p. [1] in the two 1837 issues of Volume I of these laws (Streeter 210 and 210A), is no longer present. Vol. I here seems to be from the same setting of type as the second issue of the Laws, published in 1837 (Streeter 210A), except for the new 1838 title page and the absence of the statement of Secretary of State Irion, which was given on p. [1] of the 1837 issues.

    Contains all the laws passed at the two sessions of the First Congress. Vol. II gives the laws passed at the called and regular sessions of the Second Congress, the first being a joint resolution approved September 30, 1837, and the last a joint resolution approved December 29, 1837. The laws as published in Vol. I of this 1838 edition, are given in a page-for-page reprint, except for the omission of the printer's name from the imprint on the title page, in Gammel, Vol. I, p. [1061]-1341, and the laws in Vol. II of the Houston, 1838, edition in Gammel, Vol. I, p. [1343]-1469. A news item in the Houston Telegraph and Texas Register of April 14, 1838, reports the publication of Vol. I and Vol. II of the Laws. Streeter lists entries for the two editions of the laws of the adjourned session of the Second Congress separately. Full gold-stamped calf binding. Moderate foxing and water staining throughout; a few silk repairs to beginning pages. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 275. Raines, p. 230. Sabin 94995-94996.


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