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The first Congress of the Republic of Texas met October three, 1836, in Columbia in a wide dog-trot apartment "meager in each respect." The fourteen senators who convened there should have been surprised on the conditions that introduced them jointly and petrified of the impermanence in their workplaces. just a yr past the consultant physique in their territory were a provincial executive of the Republic of Mexico, and never too lengthy earlier than that, citizens of the quarter had sworn fealty to a Spanish king. in this autumn day, besides the fact that, the population of the lands north of the Rio Grande have been calling themselves Texans, creators and voters of a rustic famous in simple terms through themselves because the Republic of Texas. So starts off The Texas Senate, which charts occasions, either grand and small, that experience marked the legislative heritage of the republic and the nation. This quantity, the 1st of 5, is written through contributors of the Senate Engrossing and Enrolling division and edited by way of Enrolling Clerk Patsy McDonald Spaw. prime off the quantity, which covers the interval as much as secession, is a foreword via Lieutenant Governor William P. pastime. resources for the heritage contain the Senate journals, the letters and personal papers of senators, newspapers of the period, committee stories, and different basic assets, in addition to normal and really good histories of the subjects. greater than fifty illustrations and eighteen appendices directory contributors of the legislative our bodies (ten compiled via Thomas Phillips, leader justice of the Texas superb courtroom) upload major information. The professionally researched textual content tells the tale of the younger republic and kingdom with forthrightness, drama, and humor. It provides details on who the participants of the Senate have been, vignettes of the extra colourful contributors, problems with the day and their answer, and engaging Senate complaints and controversies. From the main points emerges a practical and exciting photograph of our forebears that incorporates rowdy drunkards, buffoons, criminals, and ne'er-do-wells, but in addition women and men of serious braveness and determination–educated, clever, self-sacrificing those who served Texas at nice rate to themselves.

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