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    [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.


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