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Baptist Church in Texas:
MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION OF THE BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION, OF TEXAS, HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT BRENHAM, OCT.1ST, 2D & 3D, 1870; TOGETHER WITH THE MINUTES OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE BAPTIST SUNDAY-SCHOOL AND COLPORTAGE CONVENTION, HELD IN BRENHAM, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1870.
Printed at the Office of the Texas Baptist Herald, Houston:, 1870
25, [blank], 14pp. Stitched, original printed wrappers [light wear] with wrapper title [as issued]. Scattered light foxing, Very Good. With proceedings, institutional and individual participants, reports on Baylor University and Baylor Female College, finances, books and periodicals, and a 'Report on Colored Population:' "It is well known that the negro is exceedingly impressible and imitative, and hence possessed of strong religious feelings. These characteristic elements, properly moulded and trained, can but result in good to the race; neglected, in ruin and everlasting destruction." FIRST EDITION.

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Knights Templar in Texas:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMANDERY OF TEXAS OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.
Gray, Smallwood & Co.., Book and Job Printers, Houston:, 1866
Original printed black wrappers [some chipping], stitched. 29, [1 blank, [1], [1 blank] pp. Very Good. The pamphlet lists the officers and attendees. The Address of the Grand Commander, printed here, reports that although the Civil War "of necessity," resulted in disagreements within the National Commandery, now "the vanquished and victors have met upon a common level; and while the scenes of the past five years, and their results, are engraven deep upon our hearts, we are of one brotherhood, and enrolled under the same sacred banner." The Grand Encampment thus adopts a resolution accomplishing "Templar Re-Union." The doings of the Encampment are duly reported. Winkler & Friend 1494 [3]. Not in Raines, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, or on OCLC.

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Knights Templar in Texas:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF TEXAS OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, AT THE ANNUAL CONVOCATION, HELD AT HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS, ON JUNE 22, A. D. 1855, AND OF THE ORDER, 737.
Printed at the Office of the Texas Mercury, Seguin:, 1855
21, [2], [1 blank] pp. Stitched in original printed wrappers [spine wear] and generously margined. Two leaves with tears to blank upper margins, text browned, else Very Good. One of the very earliest imprints from this town thirty miles east of San Antonio and fifty miles south of Austin. The participants are listed; the Grand Master's Address reminisces about the "glorious results" that had their beginnings in "the month of December, 1835, at the incipiency of our revolution, or of the revolution which resulted in separating Texas from Mexico." Data from the subordinate encampments is included, including names of members. The Encampment's doings are duly reported. Not located in Raines, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. Winkler 569 [4].

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Knights Templar in Texas:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF TEXAS OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, AT THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL CONCLAVE, HELD IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON. JUNE FIFTEENTH, A.D. 1864, A.O. 746, TO WHICH IS APPENDED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT.
Printed at the Book and Job Office of E.H. Cushing & Co, Houston:, 1864
10pp, original printed glossy wrappers [wraps separated from text block]. Stitched, text tanned with scattered foxing. Good+. The pamphlet, a rare Confederate imprint, lists the few participants at the Encampment, and reports that no new encampments have been formed nor has there been "any other business pertaining to our order. This is caused from the fact that so many of our Sir Knights have buckled on the sword, and are now in the Confederate ranks, battling for the cause of truth, justice, right and liberty." The new Constitution of the Grand Encampment of Texas, dated June 18, 1861, is printed. Parrish & Willingham 8647 [3]. Winkler & Friend 1179 [3]. Not in Raines, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker.

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Knights Templar in Texas:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF TEXAS OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, AT THE NINTH ANNUAL CONCLAVE, HELD IN HOUSTON. JUNE 11 A.D. 1862, AND OF THE ORDER 744.
Printed at the Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, Houston:, 1862
11, [1 blank] pp, quite foxed. Original printed glossy wrappers [wraps with just a little foxing]. Stitched, Good+. The Grand Commander was absent, "having drawn his sword in defence of his country, and being called away from the State in pursuit of that service." The pamphlet lists the few participants at the Encampment, and notes with pride "that it is patriotism that has drawn away our forces." Resolutions reflecting Texas's affiliation with the Confederacy are printed. A very scarce Confederate imprint. Parrish & Willingham 8645 [7]. Winkler & Friend 349 [5]. Not in Raines, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. OCLC locates microforms only.

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Knights Templar in Texas:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF TEXAS OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, AT THE TWELFTH ANNUAL CONCLAVE, HELD IN HOUSTON, JUNE 14, A. D. 1865, AND OF THE ORDER 747.
Printed at the Book and Job Establishment of E.H. Cushing & Co., Houston:, 1865
22, [2 blanks] pp. Original printed dark brown wrappers. Stitched, light tan and minor wear, Very Good. The pamphlet lists the participants, and prints Committee Reports, the Address of the Right Eminent Grand Commander and other officers. The dead are mourned, and the Grand Commander says, "This Grand Body, during the late national troubles, declared its independence. That storm is hushed. Allegiance is due, de facto and de jure, to the Grand Encampment of the United States, from whence the Encampments which organized this Grand Body derived their being; and I recommend that you acknowledge your fealty thereto, and send it your fraternal greeting." The Constitution is printed. Winkler & Friend 1361 [3]. Not in Raines, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, or on OCLC.

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Texas and Pacific Railroad Company:
LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, TRANSMITTING COPIES OF ALL PAPERS RELATING TO THE ATTEMPTED TRANSFER BY THE TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY OF ITS LAND GRANT TO THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANIES OF ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, AND CALIFORNIA.
SED27., 48TH Cong., 1st Sess.:, 1883
32, 14 pp. Dbd. Very Good.

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Texas Annexation:
PROCEEDINGS OF A CONVENTION OF DELEGATES, CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS, WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF PARTY, AND ASSEMBLED AT FANEUIL HALL, IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, ON WEDNESDAY, THE 29TH DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. 1845, TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF TEXAS TO THE UNITED STATES. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONVENTION.
Eastburn's Press, Boston:, 1845
18pp, disbound and stitched. Title page moderately foxed, small rubberstamp at bottom blank portion of last page, else a clean text. Good+. "This Convention, which assembled only a day or so after the House of Representatives had passed the joint resolution for annexation, adopted an Address to the People of the United States charging that such action would violate the Constitution and promote slavery" [Streeter]. The "Convention was headed by J.M. Williams, G.T. Curtis, and John G. Whittier. They bitterly opposed taking Texas into the Union, largely because of the slave question" [Eberstadt]. The Address includes an argument that the Constitution bars admitting a new State by joint resolution of Congress. FIRST EDITION. Streeter 1565. 133 Eberstadt 915. LCP 6539. Dumond 29.

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Texas Murder Trial:
IN COURT OF APPEALS OF TEXAS, MAY TERM, 1876. JIM WEST, APPELLANT, VS. THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE. BRIEF FOR APPELLANT.
9, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Spine reinforced. Light dusting, a few chips to blank upper margins. Good+. Jim West was convicted of first degree murder for killing George McNelly; he was sentenced to life. This, his appeal brief, was filed by his attorneys, Sheeks & Sneed and R.L. Brockenbrough. West's claim of self-defense had failed at trial, although the jury heard testimony that McNelly told West, "I will see you before Saturday night and put more holes in you than there is in a sifter." His lawyers argue, "Deceased had armed himself and prepared himself to kill West, and flee the country. In his attempt to kill West he was killed himself-- a blessing to civilization and to society."

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Texas State Grange:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE TEXAS STATE GRANGE HELD AT WAXAHACHIE, ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS, AUGUST 11TH, 12TH, 13TH AND 14TH, 1885.
W.A. Shaw & Co., Printers, Galveston:, 1885
54, [1], [1 blank] pp. Stitched in original printed pink wrappers. Wrappers with some blank edge chipping; some light wear and light toning of text, Good+. The Worthy Master observes with dismay that farmers have "almost entirely abandoned" agricultural fairs, "because they have fallen into the hands of men who were not agriculturists, and had been perverted from their original design to that of horse-racing and other species of gambling." He also points with pride to the position of equality that women enjoy in the Grange.

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Texas:
"PROVISO," SLAVERY, THE TARIFF, AND THE WAR WITH MEXICO. RESOLUTIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF TEXAS, IN RELATION TO THE PROVISO, SLAVERY, THE TARIFF, AND THE WAR WITH MEXICO. MAY 18, 1848.
HM91., 30th Cong., 1st Sess.:, 1848
2pp, disbound. Very Good.

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Texas:
ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO THE LAWS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. VOLS. I, II, III, & IV.
Printed at the Telegraph Office, [Houston:, 1841?]
35, [1 blank], 38-41 pp [as issued]. Disbound, caption title [as issued]. Light tan and fox, Good+. The first 35 pages are "an index to the laws of the first four congresses as published by the Telegraph Press." The Index to the Laws of Volume V was separately printed, and appears at pages 38-41. Streeter, Texas 415, 478. 110 Eberstadt 271.

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Texas:
ANNEXATION OF TEXAS TO THE UNITED STATES. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...
25th Cong., 1st Sess. HED40. October 3, 1837. 18pp, disbound, lightly toned, Very Good. The Battle of San Jacinto gained Texas its independence from Mexico. "Among the prospects opened to the Texans by their victory at San Jacinto the most attractive was annexation to the United States." Merk, History of the Westward Movement, page 279. This document prints Memucan Hunt's famous proposal of annexation to John Forsyth, Van Buren's Secretary of State, and Forsyth's reply. Hunt's letter "outlined the benefits of annexation to the United States. He warned that Texas must turn to Europe if annexation should fail. His proposal was promptly declined. Forsyth referred in his letter to the treaty obligations of the United States to Mexico and he questioned that the Constitution conferred authority on the federal government to annex Texas." Id. Most important, but not mentioned in Forsyth's letter, the Administration had no wish to create a new struggle over the extension of slavery. Streeter 1297. Merk 279.

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Texas:
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF TEXAS. ELEVENTH LEGISLATURE.
Office of the "State Gazette.", Austin:, 1866
645, 11, XXIX, [1 errata], [2 blanks], [2], 54 pp. Toned, occasional light foxing, blank edges of first few leaves archivally reinforced. Good+, in modern cloth with gilt-lettered morocco spine label. Like our copy, the one at the University of Texas includes, as an Appendix, a separately titled, 54-page document entitled, 'Report of the Select Committee to Investigate Facts in Regard to the Burning of Benham.' Austin: Printed by Jo. Walker at "State Gazette" Office. 1856. "The men who committed these outrages, were armed, equipped and dressed as U.S. soldiers." The Session, which commenced on August 6, 1866, treats a variety of matters, particularly concerning Reconstruction and relations with the federal government OCLC locates copies at the University of Texas and the British Library, as of June 2013, under two accession numbers.

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Texas:
LETTERS OF MESSRS. CLAY, BENTON, AND BARROW, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE ANNEXATION OF TEXAS TO THE UNITED STATES.
Caption title [as issued]. Disbound, 16pp, lightly foxed and worn. Good+. This pamphlet, opposing Texas's annexation to the United States, prints letters from three prominent statesmen who were not identified with the abolition movement. Henry Clay's letter to the National Intelligencer reviews the history of American efforts to acquire Texas, scoffs that there is substantial popular sentiment to do so, and asserts that, "If the Government of the United States were to acquire Texas, it would acquire along with it all the encumbrances which Texas is under, and among them the actual or suspected war between Mexico and Texas. Of that consequence there cannot be a doubt. Now, for one, I certainly am not willing to involve this country in a foreign war for the object of acquiring Texas." Benton of Missouri argues that the United States should avoid "a step which should give Mexico a right to treat us as an enemy." And Barrow of Louisiana warns that annexation will result, not only in war with Mexico, but in a competition between North and South to dominate the Union. The notion "that the immediate union of Texas with the United States will give greater security to our slave institutions" is "ridiculous." "The Clay letter given here is probably the first edition of his famous letter dated from Raleigh, April 17, 1844" [Streeter]. He was the Whig candidate for the presidency; it "probably cost him his election as president." Streeter 1487. FIRST EDITION. Streeter 1488. AI 44-1455 [3]. OCLC 5722632 [6].

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Texas:
PAPERS IN THE CASE OF GIDDINGS VS. CLARK, THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF TEXAS.
HMD163., 42D Cong., 2d Sess.:, 1871
264pp, dbd with some blank edge chipping. Good+.

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Texas:
REPORT TEXAS BOUNDARY COMMISSION.
HED21., 50th Cong., 1st Sess.:, 1887
170pp, without maps. Dbd, Very Good.

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[Texas Law]:
A COMMITTEE OF PROMINENT TEXANS FINDS THOMAS MOORE "COMPETENT AND QUALIFIED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE DISTRICT AND INFERIOR COURTS OF THIS STATE."
Single-page manuscript, 23 lines plus signatures, on pale blue paper 8" x 12". Light old folds, a few minor spots, Near Fine. Burnet County, in central Texas, was created as a separate entity in 1852. The Committee, appointed by Hon. Edward H. Vontress, Judge of the 17th Judicial District, included John Henry Brown, Alexander Stuart Walker, Thomas Proctor Hughes, William C. Wiseman, prominent and powerful Texans all. Brown [1820-1895] was evidently not a lawyer; a newspaper editor, politician, and historian, he was among the earliest writers of Texas histories. Brown would chair the committee that prepared Texas's articles of secession; during the Civil War he was on Ben McCulloch's staff and fought at Palmito Ranch, the last battle of the War. After the War, along with other disaffected Texans, he moved to Mexico for several years. Hughes [1826-1899] was born in Kentucky and settled in Texas around 1850. A member of the Texas Secession Convention, he voted against secession but then joined the Confederate Army. Walker studied law with David Burnet, after whom the County is named; and served in the Confederate Army and as a Confederate judge. Wiseman was Texas Reconstruction Governor A.J. Hamilton's appointee as Chief Justice of Guadalupe County. Edward H. Vontress [1825-1864] was an attorney, judge, state representative for Texas, and Confederate officer. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Texas and opened a law firm with Thomas P. Hughes. He represented Williamson and Burnet Counties in the Fifth Texas Legislature from 1853-54. When the Seventeenth Judicial District was created in 1856 he was elected its first district judge. He fought under Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston; returned to Texas and was elected Captain of Co. A, Morgan's Regiment, 18th Texas Cavalry; and was killed in June 1864 while on his way to deliver a message to Gen. Richard Taylor. [Online Handbook of Texas]. Alexander Stuart Walker [1826-1896] was born in Virginia and settled in Texas in 1852. A lawyer, he was elected district judge while serving in the Confederate Army in 1862 . He was removed as judge by the U.S. military in 1865 for being an "impediment to Reconstruction."

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[Texas]:
GENERAL LAWS OF THE NINTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.
64, xii, [1] pp. Disbound, light scattered foxing, "Texas County" in early ink at head of title. Good+. Among other Statutes, this Session [November 1861-January 1862] organizes the State troops, puts the State on a war footing, and otherwise organizes the government as part of the Confederacy. Joint Resolutions support Jefferson Davis's threat of retaliation should President Lincoln execute southern privateers as pirates; and justify Texas's and the South's course in seceding and establishing a new government, blaming the North for everything. FIRST EDITION. P&W 4181. Winkler 497.

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[Texas]:
GENERAL LAWS OF THE TENTH LEGISLATURE, OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.
12mo, 60pp, later plain wrappers. Top margin occasionally trimmed close, but no text loss. Very Good. Among other Statutes, this Confederate Session [November-December 1863] defines treason, sedition, and disloyalty to the State of Texas or to the Confederacy. "Any act, the tendency of which is to give aid and comfort to the public enemy, committed with intent to aid his operations..." is proscribed, including any writing or speech to that effect. FIRST EDITION. P&W 4183. Winkler 1243.

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