Gammel, Hans Peter Nielson, Compiler. Volume 4 (1853-1861). The Laws of Texas 1822-1897: Austin's Colonization Law and Contract; Mexican Constitution of 1824; Federal Colonization Law; Colonization Laws of Coahuila and Texas; Colonization Law of State of Tamaulipas; Fredonian Declaration of Independence; Laws and Decrees, with Constitution of Coahuila and Texas; San Felipe Convention; Journals of the Consultation; Proceedings of the General Council; Goliad Declaration of Independence; Journals of the Convention at Washington; Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation; Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the Republic; Laws, General and Special, of the Republic; Annexation Resolution of the United States; Ratification of the Same by Texas; Constitution of the United States; Constitutions of the State of Texas, With All the Laws, General and Special, Passed Thereunder, Including Ordinances, Decrees, and Resolutions, With the Constitution of the Confederate States and the Reconstruction Acts of Congress. With an Introduction by C.W. Raines. Originally published: Austin: The Gammel Book Company, 1898. Volume 4. (1853-1861). iv, 1556 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Smyth-sewn tan cloth bound hardcover with red and black gilt spine labels. New. $125. * Volume 4 only of the 11 volume set. This monumental compilation includes all material relating to congressional and legislative sessions as well as other significant documents. Taken together, these materials offer an incomparable guide to early Texas history. Indeed, C.W. Raines, the state librarian, praises Gammel in the introduction, noting "these volumes are in the nature of original evidence for the student of our jurisprudence, and that nowhere else can it be so well studied as to its origin, character, successive changes, and its present status as a blended system of the Roman Civil Law and the Common Law of England (Volume I, v)." Published over one hundred years ago, it remains an invaluable resource. In Basic Texas Books, Jenkins says it is "the most valuable compilation of early laws of Texas, and still the most useful" (69). Although Gammel's Laws is one of the most important works on the state's history, government and politics, it has never been reprinted. Existing copies may be in poor condit.
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