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In Texas, the state convention produces a new constitution for a popular vote in June 1866

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04/02/1866
In Texas, the Constitutional Convention adjourned with a completed document to be popularly voted on the following June 5, 1866.  It abolished slavery in the state, repudiated the Confederate debt, and repealed the Secession Ordinance, all conditions for a return to national representation.  It also stated that the white population would determine such representation and declared amnesty for military and civil actions during the war.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edward McPherson (ed.), A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philp and Solomons, 1868), 28.

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