Report of the Select Committee of the Senate, in Relation to the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners on the Claims Against Mexico.
Washington, D.C.: Beverley Tucker, 1854. 8vo, xvi; 386pp. Original embossed brown cloth covers with title blindstamped on spine. Some edgewear and bowing to covers. A small hole through the front board about one-inch from edge. Pages heavily foxed. Name of E. M. Pease (former governor of Texas) inscribed to front free endpaper. p. 346 with illustration of Lake Michigan pasted over text, causing tears and heavy damage to the text on pp. 347-48. p 370 with railroad ad pasted over text. p 376 with illustration of railroad sleeping quarters pasted over text. p 382 with illustration of dining car pasted over text. Other pasted illustrations to final free endpapers, causing some tears to the paper. A fair copy. First edition. 33d Congress, 1st session. Senate. Rep. com. 182. Elisha Marshall Pease (1812 1883) was a U.S. politician from the 1830s through the 1870s. He served as the 5th and 13th Governor of Texas. Following the annexation of Texas to the United States, Pease was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1845 and reelected in 1847. In 1849, He ran for the Texas Senate from District 11 (Brazoria and Galveston counties), but lost to John B. Jones, who was sworn in 5 November. Pease contested the election, was declared the winner, and was sworn in 4 days later on 9 November. Pease first ran for governor in 1851 but withdrew from the race two weeks before the election. He was elected in each of the next two elections, 1853 and 1855 as a Unionist. As governor, he paid off the state debt and established the financial foundation that the state would later use to finance its schools and colleges. Some would even say that Pease was the "Savior of the Texas economy." (Wikipedia).
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