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Texas Tries to Join the Union

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[TEXAS]. Two congressional publications concerning the 1844 treaty to admit Texas into the Union.

[1] UNITED STATES CONGRESS. SENATE. Proceedings of the Senate and Documents Relative to Texas, from which the Injunction of Secrecy Has Been Removed. [Washington, 1844]. [1] 2-119 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm), disbound. Scattered moderate foxing, vertical fold. Very good.

First edition (28th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Doc. 341). Eberstadt 162:280. Streeter 1542.

[2] UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Tyler). Texas. Message from the President of the United States Transmitting the Rejected Treaty for the Annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States, together with the Accompanying Documents. [1] 2-110 pp. 8vo (22.5 x 14.7 cm), disbound. Fine.

First edition (28th Congress, 1st Session, House Exec. Doc. 271). Streeter 1548.

Two important documents in the controversy surrounding the annexation of Texas. The first contains the complete text of the rejected treaty along with correspondence and other documents among the U.S., Great Britain, and Mexico. Included is Emory’s important memoir concerning his map of Texas (pp. 55-63). The second document, with few exceptions, reprints many of those found in the first one (including the treaty), the major addition, of course, being Tyler’s address asking Congress to pass an act annexing Texas. Texas was finally admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845, after much congressional machination.


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