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    [Texas Rangers]. Report of the Secretary of State, November, 1839. Austin: Whiting's Print, 1839. 8vo, 38 pages. Half bound in blue cloth and Morocco with title in gilt on the front board. Gilt floral designs on the spine. Containing one of the earliest printed references to the Texas Rangers. 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 frontier . . . in order that prompt measures may be adopted by that government [U.S.] to prevent the threatened invasion of Texas by the Indians therein." Waterstaining at the lower corner throughout the first half of the book. Unevenly toned.

    Reference: Streeter 351: Streeter locates only four copies.

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