Proceedings of the Grand Encampment of Texas of Knights Templar, at the Ninth Annual Conclave, Held in Houston. Texas, Knights Templar.

Proceedings of the Grand Encampment of Texas of Knights Templar, at the Ninth Annual Conclave, Held in Houston.

Houston: Printed at the Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1862. 11pp. Original printed wrappers. Light wear. Somewhat foxed. Good plus. Item #61

A very scarce Confederate imprint recording the assembly of the Texas Knights Templar in June 1862. The Grand Commander was absent, as were many, "Having drawn his sword in defence of his country, and being called away from the state in pursuit of that service." The pamphlet lists the few participants in the Encampment, and pridefully notes that, "It is patriotism that has drawn away our forces." Resolutions supporting the solidarity of Texas and the Knights Templar with the Confederacy are printed. A rare Texas Confederate imprint, not appearing in any auction records.

Parrish & Willingham 8645. Winkler & Friend 349.

Price: $600.00