Report of the Secretary of State, November, 1839. (Austin: Whiting's Print, 1839.) 38 pages, 5" x 8". Modern three-quarter gilt morocco and cloth. The main report is from Acting Secretary of State David G. Burnet to President Mirabeau B. Lamar, followed by six documents, labeled A through F. A and B relate to the outrages of the Indians on the frontier and to the entrance of General Thomas J. Rusk into U.S. territory in the Indian campaign. The report contains a communication "from John Emberson, captain of a company of Texas Rangers on our north-eastern order that prompt measures may be adopted by that government [U.S.] to prevent the threatened invasion of Texas by the Indians therein..." An early printed reference to the Texas Rangers. Soiled at lower edge of first three sheets and lower corner of each page. Very good condition. Contemporary partial leather, blue cloth binding, with considerable wear at leather edges. Gilt floral design on spine, gilt lettering on cover: "Report/of the/Secretary of State/November 1839." From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 351: Streeter locates only four copies.

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