The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 8 Page: 754
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To Divide the State of Texas into Senatorial and Representative
Section 1. Be it ordained by the People of Texas, in
Convention assembled, That until after the first apportionment
of senators and representatives, as provided in this
Constitution, after the census of the United States shall have
been taken in 1880, the State shall be divided into Senatorial
and Representative districts, as follows:
First District-The counties of Liberty, Chambers, San
Jacinto, Hardin, Tyler, Jefferson, Jasper, Orange, Newton
and Polk shall elect one senator; Tyler to be the returning
Second District-The counties of Houston, Angelina,
Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Sabine shall elect one senator;
Nacogdoches to be the returning county.
Third District-The counties of Rusk, Panola and Shelby
shall elect one senator; Panola to be the returning county.
Fourth District-The county of Harrison shall elect one
Fifth District-The counties of Marion, Cass, Bowie and
Morris shall elect one senator; Cass to be the returning
Sixth District-The counties of Red River, Titus, Franklin
and Hopkins shall elect one senator; Titus to be the returning
Seventh District-The counties of Camp, UJpshur, Gregg
and Smith shall elect one senator; Gregg to be the returning
Eighth District-The counties of Cherokee, Anderson and
Henderson shall elect one Senator; Anderson to be the returning
Ninth District-The counties of Lamar, Fannin and Delta
shall elect one senator; Lamar to be the returning county.
Tenth District-The counties of Wood, Van Zandt, Kaufman,
Raines, Rockwall and Hunt shall elect one senator;
Kaufman to be the returning county.
Eleventh District-The counties of Gray and Cooke shall
elect one senator; Grayson to be the returning county.
Twelfth District-The counties of Collin and Denton shall
elect one senator; Collin to be the returning county.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 8, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6731/m1/756/: accessed December 6, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .