Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills. Page: 98 of 163
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FORTY YEARS AT EL PASO.
Hamilton also became a candidate for Governor.
Gen. J. J. Reynolds was in command of the Department
of Texas, and the elections were held under military
supervision. Although both candidates were Republicans,
General Reynolds and others secured the support
of the national administration and the Republican National
Committee for the Davis faction.
This Reynolds, a stranger to the people of Texas,
desired to make himself United States Senator from the
State, and with that purpose in view, permitted the
frauds which defeated Hamilton, and he (Reynolds)
declared Davis elected by a majority of only seven hundred
votes, several whole counties being denied by Reynolds
the right to vote at all. The Davis Legislature
did, later on, elect this same J. J. Reynolds to be Senator,
but the Senate of the United States refused to admit
him, and he was subsequently suspended from the army
by sentence of a court-martial!
The State was admitted to the Union, Davis was inaugurated,
and the notorious Twelfth Legislature convened.
I had the honor to be elected a member of that
memorable body, and also had the honor to be counted
out by Reynolds.
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Mills, William W. Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills., book, 1901; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1/98/?q=Forty%20Years%20at%20El%20Paso,%201858-1898:%20Recollections%20of%20War,%20Politics: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .