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    Military legion established to honor Texas war heroes

    Jose Maria Tornel: Decree of the General Congress, approved by Jose Justo Corro on April 27, 1836... setting up a military legion of honor for distinguished actions in war, especially in the campaign against Texas. 8pp. 8.25" x 12". The pamphlet lists the statutes by which the legion will operate, which is presented into chapters. Of most interest is Chapter Eleven which concerns the future celebration of the anniversary of the capture of the Alamo: "To recognize that the campaign against Texas was opened with the glorious capture by assault of the Alamo fort, we will mark the anniversary of the creation of the legion on the 6 of March... On this day all members of the Legion will be present, and will be reviewed by the Chief of the Legion, and he will receive them with grand ceremony..."

    Very fine condition, housed in a modern slipcase, quarter morocco over cloth, with gilt title along spine. Streeter notes that, "No copy has been located of the first separate publication of this or of a republication by any of the different states." The "vando" broadside form is also offered in this auction as lot XXXXX.

    Reference:
    Streeter 877.


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    March, 2012
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