This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...their Govt. in such manner as they may think proper" Dec. of rights Constitution of Tex It may be argued that the People ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...their Govt. in such manner as they may think proper" Dec. of rights Constitution of Tex It may be argued that the People have in this instance effected the change through their representatives or Deputies in convention assembled, but this argument is untenable, as the joint resolution above referred to plainly draws a distinction between the "Deputies in Convention" assembled "and the People of said Republic of Texas." If the universal practice of submitting amendments of the constitutions of States of the American Union to the People for their ratification or rejection be right or expedient, how much more so is it when not only the whole constitution of Texas is proposed to be changed but her nationality itself merged in that of another But the joint resolution on this point is explicit, and it is the "Law of Union" for both Governments. It is true as remarked by Mr. B. that "the Convention had (has) ratified the terms of annexation proposed by the Congress of the U. S.." Composed as that honorable body is of so much of the talent, integrity and patriotism of the Land they have done and vrill do every thing in their power to consummate so desirable an object. They have "ordained and declared that they assent to and accept the proposals contained in the 1st. and 2nd. sections" of the joint resolution above referred to. Now so far as the first and 2nd. sections are concerned the ordinance of the Convention was unnecessary and supererogatory--It travelled out of the Record altho' it did much good in quieting the public mind by the extraordinary and gratifying unanimity evinced in favor of this interesting measure. A simple reading of said sections will however satisfy every mind that...Read Less
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