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Blue Ridge Farm Purchase, Investigate - 36th R.S. (1919)

Committee Members
Will D. Suiter, Chair
William Madden Fly
John Calvin Marshall
Stonewall Jackson Osborne
Paul Dewitt Page
Charges
• (1) Investigate the advisability of the Prison Commission for and on behalf of the State exercising its said option for the purchase of said Blue Ridge Farm, and report to the Legislature the increased value of said land, if any, as resulting by reason of the discovery of oil on said Blue Ridge Farm.
• (2) Investigate the manner, circumstances, and any and all other matters connected with and relating to the execution of the original option to purchase said lands by the Prison Commission from said Bassett Blakely, and any and all other agreements, contracts, or communications, by and between representatives of the State of Texas and said Bassett Blakely relating to the same, and the attempted cancellation and release of said option.

Note:
Committee charges in resolution passed 5/7/1919. H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 1st C.S., 44 (1919).
Includes correspondence from the Governor explaining the need for investigation. Includes Attorney General opinion. H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 1st C.S., 7 (1919).
House members appointed by the Speaker on 5/8/1919. H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 1st C.S., 66 (1919). Senate members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on 7/1/1919. S.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 2nd C.S., 92 (1919).
Includes HCR14 calling for resignation of Walter J. Crawford. H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 2nd C.S., 359 (1919).
Includes resolution calling for the resignation of Gov. W.P. Hobby for his actions in regard to the Blue Ridge Farm purchase. H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 2nd C.S. 420 (1919).
Report also published in the Senate journal on 6/30/1919. S.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 2nd C.S., 79 (1919).

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