FEBRUARY 1, 1861

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p22
The article recounts an event that occurred in Texas on February 1, 1861. Texas legislators assembled at the U.S. House of Representatives for the voting on the secession of Texas from the Union. Texas Governor Sam Houston had waged a losing battle to keep Texas in the Union. Oran Roberts, the presiding officer of the convention, read the Ordinance of Secession and called for the vote, which resulted in 167 votes for the secession and 7 against it.


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