[Railroads in Texas] Two Senate Documents Regarding Railroads in Texas including: Petition of the President of the Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Texas Railroad Company, Praying A grant of land to aid in the construction of that road. February 22, 1853. (32d Congress, 2d Session, Miscellaneous No. 52). [Washington 1853]. 8vo. 6pp. Disbound. Scattered light foxing, otherwise very good. Proposal for extending a railway line from Monroe, Louisiana west to the Texas border. [and:] Memorial of Duff Green, President of the Sabine and Rio Grande Railroad Company, in the State of Texas, praying such enlargement of the powers and privileges of said company as will enable them to extend their road to the Pacific, at or near Mazatlan. April 5, 1860. (36h Congress, 1st Session, Misc. Doc. 48). [Washington 1860]. 8vo. 50 pp. Disbound. Fine.

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    Rather broad petition with extensive discussion of the indispensable nature of slavery: "That slavery is indispensable to the maintenance of a republican form of government, and that God in his providence introduced the African into this country, because his purpose is to use the products of slave labor to aid in the diffusion of civilization and Christianity throughout the world."

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