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33. [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (James
Buchanan). Difficulties on Southwestern Frontier:
Message from the President of the United States...
Washington: HRED52, 1860. 147 pp. 8vo, new grey linen,
gilt-lettered black morocco spine label. Fine.
First edition. Not in Adams, Graff, Howes, etc. Pingenot: The most extensive and important compilation of original reports on the Cortinas War, cattle rustling, and Comanche raids in South Texas during this period. It includes reports, letters, proclamations, military orders, memorials and petitions from citizen groups, etc., from a virtual Whos Who of Texas military on the eve of the Civil War. There are reports from Robert E. Lee, Sam Houston, John S. "Rip" Ford, H. R. Runnels, John Hemphill, Cortinas, and many others.