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    Scarce Copy of the Laws and Decrees of the State of Coahuila and Texas, in Spanish and English, to which is added the Constitution of Said State: also: the Colonization Law of the State of Tamaulipas, and Naturalization Law of the General Congress. By order of the Secretary of State. Translated by J.P. Kimball, M.D. Houston: Telegraph Power Press [Cruger and Moore], 1839. 351 pp., Octavo.

    Kimball enters here, by title or in full, 41 decrees of the Constituent Congress for the period 1824 to 1827, and 325 decrees of the Constitutional Congress for the period 1827-1835, as well as various addresses and iniciativas, such as those addressed to the Mexican Congress by the State Legislature in April and May, 1835.

    Difficulty in finding a suitable translator had delayed the publication in English of the Laws of Coahuila and Texas, but "I finally engaged Doctor John P. Kimball, who has labored diligently during the last summer in translating them, which he has completed and is now superintending their publication. The work will be one octavo volume, printed in Spanish and English, comprising about three hundred pages, and will issue from the press during the present month."

    Issued in two parts, in plain paper wrappers. The first part ends with p. 149 of the Spanish text and the text of the second part begins with p. 149 of the English text, the main title being issued with the second part and preceding p. 149 of the English text. Full calf covers with gold-stamped imprints. Significant age toning, foxing, and water staining throughout; a few silked sections on opening pages. Very good. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Eberstadt 162:461. Streeter 310.

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