Book Notice. HISTOKY OF THE PACIFIC STATES-BY Mexfco Vol. VIII. HUtoryof This. the most recent volume of this extensive series, begins with the Republican oifranization in 1823. It tells of its constitution, congress, strife of parties, foreign-invasion, loss of territory, midst the rise and fall of presidents and dictators, but all culminating iu the curtailment of eccleslastical power, and ia opening the wav fnr flio ...fol. ,.. -.v, o-.-.F..„tl naturally with this is much of the history of Texas. While the style f rom & literary point of view is not the clearest aud most gracefuL the workg themselvea possess to a high degree completeness and, we dare say, correctness. As Noah Brooks in a recent (lentuiy article says of them: " From these stately tomes must be drawn hereiitter the ouly trustworthy history of that part of the North American continent which lies between the Arctic ocean, the equator, the Pacilic and the Rocky Mountains.