A Pictorial History of Texas, From the Earliest Visits of European Adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Page: 388 of 859
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against any further action on the part of the Convention;
and contended that, having passed the ordinance of secession
and submitted it to the people, their functions ceased.* The
Convention, however, continued in session, and on the same
day passed the following ordinance, uniting Texas with the
new Confederation which had been formed at Montgomery:
An Ordinance in relation to a Union of the State of Texasv with the Confederate
States of America.
WHIEnEAS, the Convention of this State has received information that
the Congress of the Confederate States of America, now in session at the
city of Montgomery, in the State of Alabama, has adopted a Constitution
for a Provisional Government, which Constitution is modeled on that of the
United States of America; and whereas, as a seceding State, it becomes
expedient and proper, that Texas should join said Confederacy, and share
its destinies; and whereas, a delegation consisting of seven members has
already been elected by the Convention to the Congress of the Confederacy
The people of Texas in Convention assembled, have ordained and
declared, and do hereby ordain and declare, that the delegation
aforesaid to the Congress afbresaid, be and they are hereby instructed,
and we do accordingly instruct them, in behalf of the State, and as representing
its sovereign authority, to apply for the admission of this State into
said Confederacy, and to that and for that purpose, to give in the adhesion
of Texas to the Provisional Constitution of said Confederate States; and
which said Constitution this Convention hereby approves, ratifies, and
SEC. 2. Be it further ordained, That the delegation appointed by this
Convention to the Congress of the Confederate States be, and they are
*Up to the time of secession, there had been but two Presidents of the
Senate elected: Edward Burleson, of the first Legislature, and Jesse Grimes,
of the succeeding Legislatures, up to the eighth. H. P. Bee was Secretary
of the first Senate; N. C. Raymond, of the second and third; W. D. Miller,
of the fourth; James F. Johnson, of the fifth and sixth; R. T. Browning, of
the seventh, and James F. Johnson, of the eighth.
W. E. Crump was Speaker of the first Legislature; J. W. Henderson, of
the second; C. C. Keenan, of the third; D. C. Dickson, of the fourth; H. R.
Runnels, of the fifth; H. P. Bee, of the sixth; Wnm. S. Taylor, of the seventh,
and M. D. K. Taylor, of the eighth. James H. Raymond was Chief Clerk
of the House of the first Legislature; B. F. Iill, of the four succeeding
Legislatures (with J. W. Hampton for the extra session of the third Legislature);
E. D. -'Kiinney, of the sixth; H. H. Haynie, of the seventh, and
WVr. Leigh Chambers of the eighth.
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Thrall, Homer S., 1819-1894. A Pictorial History of Texas, From the Earliest Visits of European Adventurers, to A.D. 1879., book, 1879; St. Louis, Missouri. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5828/m1/388/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .