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Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States, December 29th, 1846

     Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States, December 29, 1846

29th Congress first Session
Begun and held in the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the first day of December eighteenhundred and forty- five.
Joint Resolution the admission of the state of Texas into the Union.
Whereas, the Congress of the United States, by a Joint Resolution approved March the first, eighteen hundred and forty- five,
did consent that the territory properly included within, and rightfully belonging to the Republic of Texas, might be erected into a new State, to be called the State of Texas, with a republican for of government, to be adopted by the people of said republic, by deputies by Convention assembled, with the consent of the existing government, that the same might be added as one of the states of the Union: which consent of the Congress was given upon certain conditions specified in the first and second sections of said Joint Resolution: And whereas, the people of said Republic of Texas, and by their authority, did ordain and did declare, that they assented to and accepted the proposals, conditions, and guarantees contained in first and second sections of said resolution: And whereas the sais Constitution, with proper evidence of its adoption by the people of the republic of Texas, has been transmitted to the President of the United States, and laid before Congress, in conformity of the provisions of said Joint Resolution:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of Texas shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the United States of America, and admitted to the Union on equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever.
Section 2. And be it further resolved, That untill the representatives in Congress shall be apportioned according to an acctual enumeration of inhabitance of the United States, the state of Texas shall be intitled to choose two representatives.
John W Davis
Speaker of the House of Representatives
G.M. Dallas
President of the Senate
Approved December 29, 1845
James K.Polk.

Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America.
Edited by Hunter Miller.
Volume 4
Documents 80-121: 1836-1846
Washington: Government Printing Office. 1934.

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