The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 322
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The United States District Court convened in Austin in June,
1865, and took up the docket where it had left off in 1861. The
clerk began numbering the cases in numerical order. The Con-
federate court had used the same sequence of numbers as the
former United States court. In taking up the docket in 1865
the United States court simply ignored the existence of the Con-
When the legislature of Texas convened in November, 1866, it
passed a law empowering the United States District Court to
take over the records of the Confederate court. It went further
and legalized the records and documents as evidence in all the
state courts of Texas."'
Howard Payne College, Brownwood.
5OGammel, Laws of Texas, V, 255.
By LYNN ELIOT
Sleep ye, with liberty your winding-sheet,
The blood-washed soil of Texas for your bier;
While history echoes deathlessly the beat
Of hearts that bought undying glory here.
When, grasping freedom, you went down in death,
What pity your great spirits could not gauge
How gloriously you fused the living breath
Of honor into Texas' heritage.
Wherever fame shall sing of gallant men,
Wherever tales of noble deeds are told,
There sound the roll of Texas' valiant men,
Who stand in simple grandeur with the bold.
With all of time's immortal great you stand,
Who wrote your faith with blood, in Texas land.
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