The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 88
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
ments, headed by J. W. Throckmorton, was successful, and the
amendments to the constitution were adopted. The newly elected
government took possession on August 13, 1866, and on August
20 President Johnson declared by proclamation that the insurrec-
tion in Texas was at an end. The restoration to a normal state of
civil government that was being made and the amelioration of gen-
eral conditions that was taking place were terminated, however, by
the reversal by Congress of President Johnson's policy. Under the
provisions of the so-called Reconstruction Acts, passed in March
and July of 1867, Texas became a part of the Fifth Military Dis-
trict, and went again under a provisional form of government
which lasted from August 8, 1867, to January, 1870. Again, also,
the process of emergence from the provisional form was gone
through with, and another constitution was adopted and another
election of state officials was held. E. J. Davis was the new gov-
ernor-elect, and his administration, which is known as the period
of radical rule, lasted three full years. It was undermined by the
election of a democratic legislature,-the famous thirteenth,-in
November, 1872, and fell and was swept away by the election in
December, 1873, and the inauguration on January 15, 1874, of
Richard Coke as governor.
Although the Reconstruction as a political condition ended at the
close of 1873, and though the financial policy came under the con-
trol of new hands at the beginning of that year, the finances of
the state were slow in recovering from the effects of the war and
radical rule, and it was nearly a decade before a normal condition
was again reached. The period treated in this study, however,
extends from the close of the war through August 31, 1874.
The character and movement of expenditures are exhibited in
Appendix A (page 110). The table there presented shows only the
amount of warrants drawn during each fiscal year; and, owing to
a continued treasury deficit, in only one year, 1868, are the amount
of cash paid out of the treasury and the amount of warrants drawn
the same. However, as the warrants drawn were demands upon
the treasury which were eventually met, the table represents the
policy pursued with respect to expenditures.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911, periodical, 1911; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101054/m1/102/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.