Reminiscences of reconstruction in Texas ; and, Reminiscences of Texas and Texans fifty years ago Page: 7 of 58
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RECONSTRUCTION IN TEXAS. 7
tion and the acts passed by the Eleventh Legislature, the emancipated
slave was entitled to all of the rights and privileges of the
white man, except he could not vote, hold office, sit on juries, marry
a white person, or testify in criminal cases, except where the prosecution
was against a negro ot where the offense was charged to have
been committed against the person or property of a negro.
During the four years of the war, Providence had favored Texas
with good seasons, and bountiful crops had been made by the faithful
slaves, old men and boys, that were not in the army. At the
break up of the war in June, 1865, there was a good crop nearly cultivated
and matured in Texas. The people after the assurance given
by the President and the provisional Governor of the State of the
protection of person and property, went to work with a will to build
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