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Texas Constitutional Convention (1868-1869)

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Works: 32 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 399 library holdings
Genres: History  Constitution  Sources 
Classifications: K46, 342.764
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Most widely held works about Texas
 
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Journal of the Reconstruction Convention : which met at Austin, Texas by Texas( )

8 editions published between 1846 and 1870 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitution of the state of West Texas by Texas( Book )

5 editions published between 1869 and 1980 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinances passed by the Constitutional convention, at Austin, Texas, June 1, 1868 by Texas( Book )

3 editions published in 1870 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of Special Committee on Lawlessness and Violence in Texas by Texas( )

3 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitution of the State of West Texas by West Texas( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majority report of Special Committee on the Condition of the State; reported in convention, Dec. 23, 1968, and ordered to be printed by Texas( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech of Hon. L.D. Evans : on the condition of Texas, and the formation of new states : delivered in the constitutional convention of Texas, on the 6th of January, 1869 by Lemuel D Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1869 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional conventions records by Texas( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constitutional Conventions held in Texas were formed to develop state constitutions. Records are the Texas Constitutional Conventions of 1845, 1860, 1866, 1868-1869 and 1875 and include accounts, bids, a constitution, contracts, correspondence, declarations, a directory, drafts, journals, lists, memorials, messages, an oath, ordinances, petitions, proceedings, proclamations, protests, reports, resolutions, ledgers and vouchers, dated 1845, 1860-1861, 1866-1871, 1875 and undated. The records of the Annexation Convention include correspondence, presidential messages and proclamations, resolutions, petitions, lists of delegates and committees, committee reports, ordinances, protests, journals of proceedings, drafts of constitutional amendments and accounts, all dating 1845. Topics include conditions preliminary to peace with Mexico, annexation, the framing of a state constitution, the death of Kenneth L. Anderson (the last vice president of the Republic of Texas), courts, marriage, bill of rights, the formation of four new states from Texas, congressional appointment, education, women's rights, land ownership and colonization contracts. Prominent personalities appearing in these records include Anson Jones, Thomas J. Rusk, John Tyler, Hardin Runnels, Sam Houston, Thomas W. Ward, Andrew Jackson Donelson, Abner S. Lipscomb, Jose Antonio Navarro, George Fisher (Ribar), Isaac Van Zandt, John Hemphill, James S. Mayfield, Joseph Hogg, William Cazneau and others. Secession Convention, dating 1860-1861 and undated, records include many ordinances and working papers. However, most of the material relates to military and diplomatic activities. These records are ordinances, journals, petitions, recommendations and requests for military appointments, committee reports and reports of military forces in the field, muster rolls and lists of delegates and ordinances and communications from other Southern states. Events referenced in the record are the surrender of General David E. Twiggs; the capture of the schooner Henry Dodge; the abandonment of Fort Clark; the surrender of Camp Cooper; the Montgomery (Alabama) Convention; the return of the revolutionary cannon the Twin Sisters; the design of the Confederate flag and history of the Lone Star banner; and the secession of Alabama and Louisiana. Prominent persons associated with the records are Sam Houston, Oran Milo Roberts, J.C. Robertson, Joel D. Sayers, John Salmon "Rip" Ford, Edward Clark, Benjamin and Henry Eustace McCulloch, David Emanuel Twiggs, Joseph L. Hogg, Samuel A. Maverick, Pryor Lea, William Polk "Gotch" Hardeman, George M. Flournoy, John A. Wharton, John Ireland, Isham Chisum, Santos Benavides, John Henry Brown, Horace Randall, Howell Cobb, William Beck Ochiltree, William R. "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, Thomas N. Waul, Sackfield Maclin, John H. Reagan, Tandy Walker, W.P. Rogers and others. The records of the Convention of 1866 consist of constitutional amendments, ordinances, committee reports, resolutions, and appropriations, dating 1866. Record forms are both printed and handwritten with the latter predominating. Subjects include: Congressional districting, Native American depredations, abolition of slavery, African-American franchise, judiciary reform, war debts, county loans to business and industry, elections, back pay for Texas State Troops, the validity of secession and acts of the legislature from 1861-1865 and an appropriation for the relief of Margaret Moffette Lea Houston, widow of Sam Houston. Prominent individuals associated with the records are James Webb Throckmorton, Albert Hamilton Latimer, Hinche Parham Mabry, John Hancock, John Ireland, Hardin R. Runnels, James Wilson Henderson, Daniel Murchison, Isaiah Addison Paschal and Edmund J. Davis. The records of the Convention of 1868-1869 contain declarations, resolutions, constitutional amendments, petitions, committee reports (majority and minority), State Treasurer's reports, oaths, executive messages, correspondence and a schedule of mileage, dating 1867-1871 and undated. Subjects include the judiciary, railroads, ferries and bridges, creation of new counties and relocation of county boundaries or seats, bankruptcy and imprisonment for debt, internal improvements, incorporations and charters, loyalty (ironclad) oaths, lawlessness and crime, franchise, lease of the penitentiary, homesteading, the division of Texas, education, bounties for Union soldiers, mineral rights and constitutional revision. Finally, a small number of the records of the Convention of 1875 are present, documenting most of the activities of that body during that year. Types of materials represented are ordinances, resolutions, articles, correspondence, committee reports and working papers, bids for printing, vouchers for postage, a contract and a petition. Subjects associated with the records are public schools, railroads, impeachment, homesteading, public lands and the General Land Office, the judiciary, suffrage, taxation and revenue, corporations and public printing of Convention proceedings. Persons associated with the records are Edward Bradford Pickett, John Henry Brown, John H. Reagan, John Salmon "Rip" Ford, E.S.C. Robertson, Joel W. Robertson, G.A. Sessions, Lawrence Sullivan Ross, John Wilkins Whitfield, William Pitt Ballinger and others
Governor Elisha Marshall Pease records of his third term by Texas( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rules of the Constitutional convention, convened June 1st, 1868 by Texas( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal of the Reconstruction Convention by Texas( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, State of Texas, 1868 by Texas( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report of special committee on lawlessness and violence in Texas by Texas( )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ordinances passed by the Constitutional Convention at Austin, Texas, June 1, 1868 by Texas( )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constitution of the State of West Texas by Texas( )

1 edition published in 1869 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speech delivered in the Constitutional Convention at Austin, Texas, June 17, 1868 by A. J Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Constitutional Convention of Texas (1868-1869)

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