AUSTIN, Stephen F.
Address of the Honorable Stephen F. Austin, one of the Commissioners of Texas, Delivered at Louisville, Kentucky, on the 7th, of March 1836 [with:] The Declaration of Independence, Made by the Delegates of the People of Texas, in general convention, at Washington, on March 2, 1836
[New York: William H. Coyler, 1836]. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Title. 56pp.
Bound to style in half red morocco and period marbled paper covered boards
First book printing of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
An important work that was instrumental in bringing detailed information about the Texas Revolution to the United States, containing the second printing of Stephen F. Austin's famous speech delivered in Louisville, Ky., on March 7, 1836, championing and urging support of the Texan cause. The first part prints a speech in a similar vein given by William H. Wharton, another of the commissioners of the Republic of Texas to the United States, in New York on April 26, 1836. Appended to Austin's speech is the first printing in book or pamphlet form of the Texas Declaration of Independence, passed at Washington, Texas, on March 2, 1836. This pamphlet was probably issued immediately after the April 26 meeting where Wharton spoke.
Howes W309, "aa."; Rader 3625; Raines, p.218; Sabin 95114; Streeter Texas 1260.