A History of Texas for Schools; Also for General Reading and for Teachers Preparing Themselves for Examination

A History of Texas for Schools; Also for General Reading and for Teachers Preparing Themselves for Examination

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...as she could manage; that she was "deeply in debt, and her creditors were daily growing more pressing. A special session of the legislature was called, and the offer of the United States was accepted by an overwhelming majority (November 25). The Gold Fever.--The year 1849 was marked by a Governor Bell distressing failure in crops. Just at this time, there came wonderful stories of the discovery of gold in California. Men from all parts of the United States flocked to the Pacific coast; many of the " forty-niners," who suffered untold hardships in the long march westward, were from Texas. Austin Again Chosen the Capital.--The State Constitution provided that in 1850 the people should select a capital for the next twenty years. Austin received a large majority of, all votes cast. Henderson Governor.--Governor Bell in 1853 re_ signed to accept a seat in congress; Lieutenant-Governor J. W. Henderson took his place. DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY PEASE'S - ADMINISTRATIONS D. C. Dickson and Hardin R. Runnels, LieutenantGovernors (1853-1857.) Public Debts.--When Congress came to settle the debts of the Texas Republic, it was found that the five millions kept in the United States treasury for that purpose would not be enough. At this point, Texas presented a bill against the United States for money spent in defending the borders from Indians who lived in the United States. To grant justice to all, in February, 1855, Congress appropriated $2,750,000 more for Texas's claims, and all debts were settled.7 Railroad Law.--The population of Texas was increasing, but not as rapidly as was desired. Her wisest men saw that to people so large an area would be the work of a century, unless the railroads could be induced to join North and South, East...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591798
  • 9781236591791