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House Committee on Investigate Certain Charges Against Land Commissioner - 23rd R.S. (1893)

Committee Members
Thomas Stalworth Henderson, Chair
Thomas Slater Smith, Chair
James Andrew Beall
James Rowland Gough
William M. Peck
Edgar Rogan
Thomas C. Wynn
Charges
• Review report issued by Joint Committee to Investigate the General Land Office and any evidence and report what action should be taken and, if impeachment proceedings should be instituted, prepare articles of impeachment.*

Note:
Joint Committee to Investigate the General Land Office issued report 3/22/1893. Resolution by Curry, amended by Fields, on 3/22/1893 to appoint a House Committee to investigate the Joint Committee investigation and report failed. Pursuant to resolution by Curry on 3/24/1893 Speaker appointed committee. Communication from McGaughey printed at H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 765 (1893). Additional committee charge issued 3/29/1893 by resolution by Smith. Smith listed on resolution as chair. Smith granted one week's leave on 3/30/1893. Majority report signed by Henderson as acting chair and by Gough, Beall, Rogan, and Wynn. Minority report issued by Peck. Majority report adopted 4/7/1893. Speaker then announced a committee of 10 on impeachment : Smith of Hill, Henderson of Milam, Gough, Beall, Wynn, Rogan, Gossett, Fagan, Calhoun, and Dashiell. This committee of 10, also called the board of managers, issued articles of impeachment 4/16/1893.

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

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