Texas Confederate Printings[Confederate Texas] Six Volumes of the Laws of the State of Texas Printed during the Civil War. Laws of the Eighth Legislature of the State of Texas. Extra Session. By Authority. Austin: Printed by John Marshall & Co., State Printers. 1861. First edition. 8vo. 70 pp. including indices. Disbound and stitched. Light age toning throughout; minor foxing on wrappers. During this extra session, the Congress passed An Act for submitting the Ordinance of Secession to the People, as well as acts for the disposition of runaway slaves, and authorization for border counties to organize a militia of forty "Minute Men," ten of whom could be used as spies.
Reference: Parrish, Confederate Imprints 4191. Winkler 228. Very good condition.
General Laws of the Ninth Legislature of the State of Texas. By Authority. Houston: Printed by E.H. Cushing, Telegraph Book and Job Establishment. 1862. First edition. 8vo. 64 pp., xii pp. Index. Disbound and sewn. Light age toning throughout; minor foxing on outermost leaves. This session of the Texas Legislature puts the State on a war footing by organizing State troops, and by organizing the government as part of the Confederacy. Joint Resolutions justify secession by Texas and the South and the establishment of a new government.
Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4181. Winkler 497. Very good condition.
General Laws of the Extra Session of the Ninth Legislature, of the State of Texas. Published by Authority. Austin: Printed at the Office of the Texas Almanac. 1863. First edition. 8vo. 44 pp. including Index. Disbound and stitched. Light age toning throughout; minor foxing on wrappers. This legislative session concerns itself with issues relating to the Civil War. The legislature defines the offense of inciting slave insurrections to include any Union officer's entry onto Texas soil: "Our enemies are seeking to bring upon us a servile war by arming our slaves and placing them in the ranks of their armies." Also included is An Act to provide against the hostile invasion of the State of Texas by persons of color, which treats as a criminal, and would sell into slavery, "any person of color invading or coming into the State of Texas for the purpose of waging war against the people of said State."
Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4182. Crandall 2172. Winkler 976. Very good condition.
General Laws of the Tenth Legislature of the State of Texas. Published by Authority. Houston: Printed at the Office of the Galveston News. 1864. First edition. 8vo. 60 pp. including Index. Light age toning; final leaf shows some foxing. Among other legislation, this session defines treason, sedition, and disloyalty to the State of Texas or to the Confederacy as: "Any act, the tendency of which is to give aid and comfort to the public enemy, committed with intent to aid his operations," including written and/or spoken words to that effect.
Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4183. Winkler 1243. Fine condition.
General Laws of the Tenth Legislature, (Called Session,) with the Provisional and Permanent Constitutions of the Confederate States; Also, the Constitution of the State of Texas. Houston, Texas. Printed at the Galveston "News" Book and Job Office. 1864. First edition. 8vo. 44 pp. including Index. Disbound and stitched, with separation of final three leaves. Light age toning throughout. In addition to publishing in their entirety the Constitution of the State of Texas and the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, this legislative session also enacted An Act to transfer the State Troops to the Confederate States service and another Act to provide for the protection of the Frontier, and turning over the Frontier Regiment to the Confederate States service. Very good condition.
General Laws of the Tenth Legislature (Second Extra Session,) of the State of Texas. By Authority. Austin: Printed at the "State Gazette" Book and Job Office. 1865. First edition. 8vo. 28 pp. including Index. Disbound and sewn. Lightly age toned; light to moderate foxing throughout. As the War Between the States continued, this session of the legislature enacted laws to finance the War through tax levies, to assist destitute families of Texas soldiers, and to guarantee the right to counsel in civilian and military courts. A Joint Resolution asserts that the Confederate States of America (not any separate Confederate State) should be the exclusive negotiator with the Union in any peace treaties.
Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4185. Crandall 2175. Winkler 1407. Very good.
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