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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS AMENDED IN 1861. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. THE ORDINANCES OF THE TEXAS CONVENTION: AND AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS
Austin: Printed by John Marshall, 1861. 40,40pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Minor foxing. Very good. The secession constitution of Confederate Texas, along with the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, and a ten-page address by Texas legislators and secession convention delegates Pryor Lea, John Henry Brown, and John D. Stell. The Texas Confederate Constitution was modeled on the U.S. Constitution, with slight textual changes made to suit the needs of the newly independent state. Some delegates strongly argued for this constitution to revive the African slave trade, but ultimately the Texas secession convention decided against such a measure. The Texas Confederate Constitution did, of course, address slavery. Article VIII of the present document removed the power of the emancipation of slaves from the legislature, and forbade private emancipation altogether, making it illegal to free slaves in Texas. The constitution also demanded an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy from all current state officials. The last half of the second section also includes the ordinances and resolutions passed by the Texas Secession Convention, which included an ordinance designed to recruit the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole nations into the Confederate States of America. An important piece of Texas history. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4147. CRANDALL 2150. EBERSTADT CONSTITUTIONS 168. EBERSTADT 162:187. WINKLER 70.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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