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    Laws of the Republic of Texas, Passed the First Session of Third Congress, 1839. (Houston: Intelligence Office, 1839.) Second issue with same title, imprint, and date as first issue, but with four additional laws on a new sheet marked "O," with a slip indexing the additional laws pasted at foot of p. v. Octavo. This issue includes a fourteen-page index to the Laws of Texas following the five-page index to the Laws of the Third Congress, this being one of the few known copies containing these items. Of note in the laws listed is "An Act entitled an act appropriating certain lands for the establishment of a general system of education," which stated "That each county of this Republic shall have three leagues of land surveyed and set apart for the purpose of establishing a primary school or academy ... provided, that said lands shall not be surveyed in tracts less than one hundred and sixty acres." Full gold-stamped leather. Minor to moderate age toning throughout, else fine. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 355A. Raines, p. 230. Sabin 94999.

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