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12th Adjourned

September 12, 1871 - December 2, 1871


Governor: Edmund J. Davis -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor:

Speaker of the House: Ira Hobart Evans  William Henry Sinclair 

Special Session Topics


  • Consider a report from the Auditorial Board. [Fri Sep 22, 1871]
  • Enact legislation to facilitate the United States Government in procuring the titles to lands desired for locating posts and stations in Texas. [Sun Sep 24, 1871]
  • Proclamation declaring martial law in Limestone and Freestone counties. [Tue Oct 10, 1871]
  • Proposing amendments to the school laws including reapportioning the state into twelve districts, to add the balance of the deficiency appropriation for the year ending August 31, 1871 to the appropriation for the current year, and to remodel the rates regarding the expense of taking the scholastic census. [Tue Oct 17, 1871]
  • Consideration of the condition of the laws relating to the levy of taxes, in so far as the same apply to the powers of the county or police courts to levy taxes, and to the amount of taxes authorized to be levied by those courts. [Mon Nov 13, 1871]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 12th Adjourned are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

House Rules (12th R.S.)
House Rules (12th R.S.)
Joint Rules (12th R.S.)
Joint Rules (12th 1st C.S.)
Senate Rules (12th 1st C.S.)