The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 194
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The Southwestern H-islorical Quarterly
its place the number seven, by a vote of one hundred thirty-two to
thirty-eight." John Hi. Reagan, Louis T. Wigfall, John Hemp-
hill, T. N. Waul, John Gregg, W. S. Oldham, and Wm. B. Ochil-
tree were elected to represent Texas at the Montgomery conven-
tion. No more business of importance was transacted by the con-
vention during its first session. Resolutions covering every con-
ceivable phase of the situation were offered, but the majority of
these were either tabled or lost in the committees. F. Locke went
so far in his zeal as to offer a resolution to the effect that it was
the sense of the convention that there should be an article incor-
porated into the constitution of the Southern Confederacy to be
formed at Montgomery, that would prohibit any state therein from
The first session of the convention adjourned February 5, to con-
vene again March 2; and Judge Roberts, after congratulating the
convention on its courteous and conciliatory deliberations, ad-
journed the convention in the following words:
"Let us go home and appeal to them [the people] to sustain
our action by their votes; and when we reassemble on the 2nd
of March let us bring back with us the voice of a united people, in
favor of an immediate action to sustain the rights of the people of
Texas and of the South at all hazards, and to the last extremity."88
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