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House Committee on Texas Siftings Publication, Select - 18th R.S. (1883)

Committee Members
Andrew Todd McKinney, Chair
Lafayette Lumpkin Foster
John McAlpine
J.D. Parsons
William Franklin Sharp
Robert E. Steele
Charges
• Investigate the truthfulness of charges made by the Texas Siftings newspaper, charges of dishonesty and bribery made against certain members of the Eighteenth Legislature in the matter of the penitentiary lease.*
• Send for persons and papers, compel the attendance of witnesses, administer oaths, and do all things necessary to obtain a full and free investigation of the aforesaid charges.*

Note:
Appointed by Speaker 3/30/1883, pursuant to resolution by Chenoweth; question of privilege, extract from the Texas Siftings, published at Austin, Texas, dated 3/31/1883, and reasons for vote; McKinney replaced Foster of Limestone 3/30/1883; McKinney listed as Chairman on select committee report 4/12/1883 (House Journal, 18th R.S., pp. 400-401, 403, 476-477).

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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