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Texas Declaration of Independence on the front page

(TEXAS.). Texas Declaration of Independence in The Commonwealth

Frankfurt, Kentucky: Brown & Hodges, May 18, 1836

Large folio. 4pp. Neat separation at spine. A short article is clipped from the first page not affecting the Texas Declaration. Some foxing.

“The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the People of Texas” appears in columns 2-3 of the front page of this rare western newspaper.

The free and independent Republic of Texas was officially declared March 2, 1836. Over the course of the next several days, 59 delegates — each representing one of the settlements in Texas — approved the Texas Declaration of Independence. This rare Kentucky newspaper prints the Declaration in its entirety including the names of the signers. On March 6, four days after Texas declared independence, Mexican troops scaled the walls of Alamo. 183 defenders were killed. The Republic of Texas won its independence on April 21, 1836, with a final battle along the San Jacinto River.