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    The Constitution of the Republic of Mexico, and of the State of Coahuila & Texas. Containing also an Abridgement of the Laws of the General and State Governments, Relating to Colonization. With Sundry Other Laws and Documents, Not Before Published, Particularly relating to Coahuila and Texas, as well as the Documents relating to the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company; the Grants to Messrs. Wilson and Exter, and to Col. John Dominguez. With a description of the soil, climate, productions, local and commercial advantages of that interesting country. New York: Ludwig & Tolefree, Printers, 1832. 8vo, 113 pages. Index. Bound in leather over boards with title in gilt on the spine. Minor to moderate age toning with foxing scattered throughout, else fine.

    Asahel Langworthy, the author of this early work, was a graduate of the University of Vermont, Burlington (1805). He was a captain in the War of 1812 and fought in the Battle at Plattsburg. He later became a lawyer in New York City before turning to land speculation. He died in 1835. In his preface dated December 30, 1831, Langworthy remarks, "The undersigned has, during the last year, traveled considerably over Texas, and has taken great pains to collect information to enable him to form a correct opinion in regard to that country." He is known to have purchased 100,000 acres of land from the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, but little else is known of him. In addition to the material directly relating to land companies referred to in the title, this work also includes a description of the grants made in 1831 to the Arkansas and Texas Land Company.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 1130. Sabin 94946. Howes C504, "aa". Eberstadt 162:478.


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