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seat."4o He next appointed a military board to examine into the
qualifications of doubtful members and directed that neither
house was to transact business until all persons had taken the
oath or until those who could not, had been evicted.5 The board
found several challenged members eligible. Finally Reynolds or-
dered that all contested cases not involving eligibility might be
settled by each house. Since the radicals controlled, they seated
all doubtful Republicans and unseated all doubtful Democrats.51
On March 15, 1870, Butler reported a Texas admission bill
identical with those for the admission of Mississippi and Vir-
ginia, and with the same oaths. After very little time, it was
passed by both houses, and on March 31, 1870, the Texas repre-
sentatives were sworn in: Flanagan and Hamilton as Senators;
Whitmore, Conner, Clark, and Degener, as Representatives."
The Texas members at once secured, without much objection, a
bill to lengthen the time by one month, wherein Texas officials,
as the admission bill of March 30 required, had to take the
oath.53 Those Texans, who were still disabled, would remain so
until, under the Fourteenth Amendment, Congress, in its good
pleasure, acted. Texas came through the ordeal of reconstruc-
tion better than some other States, yet it also learned the lesson
that disfranchisement did not pay. The Constitution of 1875
said not a word about disqualification for rebellion."1
"4General Orders 21 in "General Orders" 1870, Vol. 43 of Fifth Dis-
"50en. llis. Doec. 77 (41 Cong. 2 Sess.), p. 81. See also Orders 24, 28,
and 30 in General Orders 1870, Vol. 43 of series.
"1Ramsdell, Reconstruction in Texas, p. 289.
"2Globe, pp. 1969-71, 2271-2, 2297, 2328, 3301.
"Ibid., pp. 3126, 3140.
54Journal of the Convention, 1875, pp. 237-40.
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