"An Indispensable Collection" Enhanced with a New Introduction by Joseph McKnight [Texas, Republic of], Kimball, J.P., Translator. Laws and Decrees of the State of Coahuila and Texas, In Spanish and English. To Which is Added the Constitution of Said State: Also The Colonization Law of the State of Tamaulipas, and Naturalization Law of the General Congress. By Order of the Secretary of State. Translated by J.P. Kimball, M.D. Houston: Telegraph Power Press, 1839. xxiii, , 4-353, 6, , 2-4,  pp. English translation and original Spanish on facing leaves. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction by Joseph W. McKnight, Larry and Jane Harlan Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law. ISBN-13: 9781584779827. ISBN-10: 1584779829. Hardcover. Cover lightly worn, page edges lightly soiled. Else fine. $39.95 * From the series, Foundations of Spanish, Mexican and Civil Law. Warren M. Billings, Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, University of New Orleans, and Visiting Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law, Series Editor. Reprint of the only edition. "An indispensable collection (...) This very scarce compilation contains the first complete translation into English of the Mexican laws relating to Texas. Very valuable for historical research, the Laws and Decrees contain over 400 individual decrees, many of which are absolutely unobtainable except in Kimball. This book was indispensable for the practice of law in the Republic of Texas" (Eberstadt). Texas declared its independence, concluded a peace with Mexico and adopted its constitution in 1836. Eberstadt, Texas: Being a Collection of Rare & Important Books & Manuscripts Relating to the Lone Star State 162:461.
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