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    Tejas Y Los Estados-Unidos De America, En Sus Relaciones Con La Republica Mexicana. Escrito Por El General Jose Maria Tornel. (Texas and The United States Of America, In Its Relations with the Mexican Republic. By General Jose Maria Tornel). Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, calle de los Rebeldes N. 2. (Printed by Ignacio Cumplido...) 1837. 98 pp. 12mo.

    During his tenure as Secretary of War and Marine, General Tornel wrote this hasty review of Texas history with considerable venom, ending his diatribe with a plea for a vigorous continuation of the Texan war. Tornel firmly believed - and his belief was later proven - that the loss of Texas would mean the loss of New Mexico and the Californias.

    As Mexican Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Sates in 1803, Tornel refused to issue passports in a vain attempt to halt the colonization of Texas. In this brief discussion, he analyzes the Texas Revolution, as well as American attempts to colonize Texas and the Californias. Of significant interest in this work is a report on Texas colonization contracts between 1825-1834. Bound in red half leather with blue cloth boards; gilt lettering at spine. Faint, even age toning throughout; in very fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference:
    Streeter Texas 932. Graff, Fifty Texas Rarities 18. Sabin 96208. Howes T302b. Eberstadt 114:790. Rader 3145.


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