--Gov. Houston Refuses to Recognize the State Convention, &c.
has refused to recognize the Texas
He considers that its functions terminated in submitting the Secession Ordinance
to the people.
He tells the Convention
that he and the Legislature, which meets on the 18th inst., will attend to public questions.--He favored the holding of a Convention to change the State Constitution
, but opposes Texas
joining the Southern Confederacy.--The Convention, in reply, have passed an Ordinance claiming full sovereign power, promising to consummate, as speedily as possible, the connection of Texas
with the Confederate States
The Convention will at once require all officers of the State
to take an oath of allegiance to support the new Government and carry out the Convention Ordinances
It is reported that Clark
will be put in Gov. Houston
's place, if the latter refuses to take the oath.
It is also reported that Gov. Houston
is raising troops on his own account. --Fifteen hundred Texan troops are at and near Brownsville