Skip to main content


    [Mirabeau B. Lamar] Message of the President, Submitted to Both Houses, December 21, 1838. Houston: Telegraph Power Press, "Published by order of Congress," 1838. 8vo. 32pp. Paper wrappers; disbound. Moderate to heavy age toning throughout. Although leaves are brittle, there are no chips or tears. Near fine.

    In his first message, Lamar took up the question of frontier trade and suggested a plan to open that trade as a means of cultivating friendship with the inhabitants of the north Mexican states, with the added hope that it would enable the Texans to secure a more definite knowledge concerning the area lying between the Nueces and the Río Grande. In addition, he strongly advocated the appropriation of land for the purpose of providing a general education to the Republic's citizens. Lamar declares that it is "a propitious moment, to lay the foundation of a great moral, and intellectual edifice, which will in after ages be hailed as the chief ornament and blessing of Texas."

    In Johnson and Barker's Texas and Texans, Dr. E. C. Barker devotes considerable space to President Lamar's message which, he says "has become justly famous for its strong advocacy of public education."

    Reference: Streeter 296 (10 copies located---four in Texas). Sabin 95019.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 552

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $320,964