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    Texas-Louisiana Boundary: 1828. Imprint, titled: "Informe Que se Dio al Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Republica Mejicana, Sobre Limites de la Provincia de Tejas. Con la de la Luisiana" ("Report Given to His Excellency, the President of the Mexican Republic, with Regard to the Boundaries of the Province of Texas. With that of Louisiana"), 38pp., 5.25" x 7". Zacatecas: 1828. Imprenta del supreme gobierno, à cargo del c. Pedro Piña. Dated and signed "Fr. Jose Maria de Jesus Puelles" in type, Colegio de N.S. de Guadalupe, November 30, 1827. In 1827, at the request of the President of Mexico, Puelles, guardian of the College of Guadalupe de Zacatecas, reviewed the subject of the boundary between Texas and Louisiana, tracing the history of the region and its contested ownership claims. Preceding the text of the "Informe" is a statement laudatory of Puelles and his report by R. Arizpe of the Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs. Modern calf and marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine: "Puelles/Limites/de/Texas." In a half morocco and marbled box, gilt lettering on spine. Accompanying Puelles' pamphlet is a copy of The Louisiana Historical Quarterly, volume 1, number 1, dated January 8, 1917. Issue contains a full English translation of Puelles' report. Modern boards, lettered in gilt on spine: "Puelles - Report on Boundaries of Texas & Louisiana (Translation)". From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 734.


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