The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922 Page: 32
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32 The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
San Augustine-J. P. Henderson and N. H. Darnell.
Shelby-R. Rains and A. W. 0. Hicks.
Sabine--J. M. Burroughs.
San Patricio-H. L. Kinney.*
Travis-W. L. Cazneau.
Victoria--A. S. Cunningham.*
Washington-A. S. Lipscomb, J. Hemphill, and V. R. Irion.16
The convention being duly organized, the communication from
President Jones was read, the contents of which are given below;
In compliance with one of the provisions of a Joint Resolution
of the present Congress, entitled "A Joint Resolution giving the
consent of the existing government to the annexation of Texas to
the United States" approved on the third inst., I now have the
honor to transmit you a copy of the said Joint Resolution prop-
erly authenticated at the State Department.
Believing the Convention might have use for them, I also trans-
mit you copies of the following official documents:
1. A joint resolution for annexing Texas to the United States,
approved March 1st, 1845.
2. A Proclamation recommending the election of deputies to
3. A Proclamation declaring to the people of Texas the actual
situation of affairs with Mexico, and a cessation of hostilities be-
tween the two countries.
4. Conditions preliminary to a Treaty of Peace between Texas
and Mexico . . .
5. Joint Resolution relative to the introduction of United
States troops and for other purposes.
On motion of A. S. Lipscomb, President Rusk appointed a
committee, composed of the same members as that of the previous
day, to draft an ordinance, "expressing the assent of the conven-
tion to the American proposition." This committee, after an ab-
sence of a few minutes, reported the following ordinance, and
recommended its adoption by the convention:
Whereas the Congress of the United States of America has
passed resolutions providing for the annexation of Texas to that
Union, which resolutions were approved by the President of the
United States on the first day of March, one thousand eight hun-
dred and forty-five; and whereas the President of the United
"Debates of the Convention, 5-6. Houston was elected as a delegate,
but since he was in the United States and did not return in time for
the convention, C. B. Stewart was permitted to take his seat.
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