The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946 Page: 268
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Telegraph and Texas Register
Houston, Wednesday, January 14, 1846
Capt. Tod,2 bearer of despatches of the United States Government,
arrived in town on Tuesday morning, with the official copies of the reso-
lutions for the admission of the State of Texas, and the acts of the U. S.
Congress extending the laws of the United States over Texas. In the
afternoon of the same day, President Jones, who with commendable
alacrity had come to this city to meet the despatches, issued the Procla-
mation convening the Legislature on the 16th day of February next.
Thus has he fulfilled to the very letter the portion of the Constitution
requiring him immediately on receiving official information of the accept-
ance of the Constitution by the Congress of the United States, "to issue
his proclamation convening at an early date the Legislature of the State."
Telegraph and Texas Register
Houston, January 14, 1846
[Passed December 22, 1845]
RESOLUTIONS for the admission of the State of Texas into the Union.
Whereas the Congress of the United States, by a "joint resolution,"
approved March the 1st, 1845, did consent that the territory properly
included within, and rightfully belonging to, the Republic of Texas, might
be erected into a new State, with a republican form of government, to
be adopted by the people of said republic by deputies in convention
assembled, with the consent of the existing government, in order that
the same might be admitted as one of the States of the Union; which
consent of Congress was given upon certain conditions specified in the
1st and 2d sections of said joint resolutions; and whereas the people of
the said republic of Texas, by deputies in convention did adopt a consti-
tution and [erect] a new State, with a republican form of government,
and in the name of the people of Texas, and by their authority, did ordain
and declare that they assented to and accepted the proposals, conditions,
and guarantees contained in said 1st and 2d sections of said resolutions;
and whereas said constitution, with the proper evidence of its adoption
by the people of the republic of Texas, has been transmitted to the
President of the United States, and laid before Congress, in conformity
to the provision of said joint resolution: Therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Texas
shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the United States of
America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the
original States, in all respects whatever.
Be it further resolved. That until the representatives in Congress
shall be apportioned according to the actual enumeration of the inhabit-
ants of the United States, the State of Texas shall be entitled to choose
2John Grant Tod, of the Mexican, United States, and Texas navies, came
to Texas in 1839. In Texas he was commissioned as commandant of the
Galveston Navy Yard. See Amelia Williams and E. C. Barker (eds.),
The Writings of Sam Houston, II, 250.
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