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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
s of America, Texas, in this volume. Presidents of republic. Samuel HoustoninauguratedOct. 22, 1836 M. B. LamarinauguratedDec. 10, 1838 Dr. Anson JonesinauguratedDec. 9, 1841 Samuel HoustoninauguratedDec. 13, 1841 State governors. J. P. Hendersonassumes officeFeb. 19, 1846 George T. Woodassumes officeDec. 21, 1847 P. Hansboro Bellassumes officeDec., 1849 E. M. Peaseassumes office1853 State governors—Continued. H. R. Runnelsassumes officeDec., 1857 Samuel Houstonassumes offic officeJan., 1897 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1899 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Samuel Houston29th to 36th1846 to 1859 Thomas J. Rusk29th to 35th1846 to 1857 J. Pinckney Henderson35th1858 Matthias Ward35th to 36th1858 to 1859 John Hemphill36th to 37th1859 to 1861 Louis T. Wigfall36th to 37th1860 to 1861 37th, 38th, 39th, and 40th Congresses vacant. J. W. Flanagan41st to 44th1870 to 1875 Morgan C. Hamilton41st
23, 1845 Ordinance of Texan congress for annexation accepted by convention of people assembled at Austin......July 4, 1845 Convention at Austin frames a constitution which is ratified by the people, 4,174 to 312......Oct. 13, 1845 Texas admitted into the Union by act approved......Dec. 29, 1845 Charles A. Wickliffe sent on a secret mission to Texas in the interest of an nexation, by President Polk......1845 First State legislature convenes at Austin......Feb. 16, 1846 J. P. Henderson inaugurated first governor of the State......Feb. 19, 1846 Fort Brown at Brownsville established......March 28, 1846 Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, and of Resaca de la Palma......May 9, 1846 Act of congress sets apart one-tenth of the general revenues of the State for educational purposes......May 13, 1846 Baylor University at Waco chartered 1845, and opened......1846 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo concluded Feb. 2; ratification exchanged at Queretaro, May 30, and proclaimed.