The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922 Page: 54
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branch of government, and that the governor shall dispose of the
same in such a matter as the Legislature may direct."80
The provisions for the establishment of the state government
practically completed the work of the convention, so the special
committee appointed by the President to "supervise and make gram-
matical and other corrections in the different parts of the constitu-
tion," on August 25, reported corrections in the sections of general
provisions, education, and impeachment. After these corrections
were made, a committee was appointed to superintend the enroll-
ment of the constitution. As this committee found no mistakes
in the various provisions, as they were enrolled, the convention
unanimously adopted the constitution.81 Thereupon, President
Rusk addressed the convention, saying:
The important duties we were called upon to perform, on the
part of the people of Texas, are discharged, and I trust in a man-
ner which will be satisfactory to the people of Texas, satisfactory
to the Congress and to the people of the United States, and satis-
factory to the friends of the republican government throughout
the civilized world.
I trust that each member of this convention will do all in his
power to make this constitution as acceptable to the people as
possible, in order that it may appear to the government of the
United States that we go into the Union in the proper manner,
and that the vile slander hurled against us by our enemies, that
we are a band of disorganizers, is false and foul.
I trust, too, that when this constitution shall go into operation,
the angry passions attendant upon political dissensions will be
hushed, that all sectional feelings and jealousies and the strife of
personal ambition will cease, and that for many years to come it
will continue the organic law of a people united as a band of
brothers, animated by the feelings of the human heart, and
prompted in action by that pure and lively patriotism which has
characterized Texas thus far.
Immediately after this address the convention, after a session of
fifty-six days, adjourned sine- die.82
Just a few days after the convention adjourned, Rusk forwarded
to Calhoun copies of a series of resolutions passed by the conven-
tion in approbation of the course pursued by the late President
80Jowrnal of the Convention, 304-306; 322-327.
8"Debates of the Convention, 757.
s"Debates of the Convention, 758-759.
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