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    Texas C.S.A. Broadside: Concerning Texas Peace, Reconstruction, and Independence, 1864. One page, 8.25" x 13.25", with embossed Texas secretary of state seal, dated November 15, 1864, signed by Texas Secretary of State Robert J. Townes, slightly toned with a few chips along the margins, else very good.

    This document approved November 12, 1864 lists eight resolutions regarding the question of reunion with the United States and the unlikelihood of that event occurring. The document is rife with rather inflammatory rhetoric of which a few examples will suffice:

    "Our enemies have repudiated every principle of civilized warfare. They have withdrawn their felons from Jails and Penitentiaries, have recruited from the scum of Europe, and armed our own slaves, in order to procure an army sufficiently atrocious for their purposes..."

    "Lying to themselves, and pretending to the rest of the world that they are fighting the battle of freedom for four millions of happy and contented negroes, they are attempting the enslavement of eight millions of freemen. With devilish mockery of philanthropy, they have deluded and dragged these negroes from their comfortable homes to use them as screens from our weapons in the day of battle..."

    "Our chaste and defenceless women have been submitted to outrage worse than death."

    "Religious services have been prohibited; ministers of the gospel and peace have been incarcerated..."

    Reference:
    Parrish 4188.


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