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An Account of the Birth, Parentage, Education and Early Pursuits of John McDaniel and Joseph Brown, parties in the murder of Chavis [sic], the Mexican, on "The Santa Fe Trace," together with their Adventures in Texas, being a true account as gathered from themselves, two days previous to their appointed execution, by permission of Mr. Birch, the United States Marshal.
St. Louis: Published by Higgins & Mead, Corner Second and Locust Sts. 1844
1467; By a Gentleman of St. Louis.; 19, [1] p. 21 cm.; The "Adventures in Texas" in the title which first led to the entry of this item are quite inconsequential and hardly worth recording, but this apparently hitherto unnoticed pamphlet is of some Texas interest because of its detailed account of the murder of Chaves in April, 1843. The American public had associated this murder, committed on American soil by McDaniel and Brown, with the sack of the New Mexican town of Mora, carried out a month later by a band headed by one Colonel Warfield. The latter held an authorization from the Texas government similar to that granted .
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Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886.
     Texas and the Massachusetts Resolutions.
Boston. Eastburn's Press. 1844
1468; 54 p., blank leaf. 24 cm. Printed paper wrappers. Wrapper title same. This series of articles for the Boston Courier opposing annexation, by the son of John Quincy Adams, later American Minister to England at the time of our Civil War, discusses temperately the various arguments for and against annexation, especially those in Robert J. Walker's Letter of January, 1844. Adams states that though annexation would justify dissolution of the Union, the immediate policy of the Free States should be to continue their struggle against slavery. It appears from the text that this was published soon after the appointment of Calhoun as Secretary of State in March, 1844.; Rader 41. Raines, p. 2. Sabin 187.; Locations: CSmH. DLC. ICN. MH. NHi. Tx. TxDaM. TxGR. TxSa. TxU. TWS. Also other libraries.
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