The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 230
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230 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
veiled antagonism of the old secession wing of his own party,
Throckmorton had maintained his difficult position with dignity
and a large measure of success. Although prevented from afford-
ing relief to the suffering frontier, and unable to eliminate en-
tirely the jurisdiction of the Bureau, he was, nevertheless, making
steady progress in restoring the State to order and in inculcating
a respect for legal processes. Much still remained to be done; but
as lawlessness and violence gradually became less prevalent, the
military had shown a tendency to acquiesce more and more in the
extension of civil jurisdiction, and one can not escape the con-
clusion that, had Congress kept hands off, Texas would have been
fully restored in a short while to that condition of real peace
which it was the professed aim of the Reconstruction Acts to bring
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909, periodical, 1909; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101048/m1/258/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.