HO. OF REPS.
DECEMBER 9, 1845.
Read, and referred to the Committee on the Territories.
I communicate herewith a letter received from the President of the existing government of the State of Texas, transmitting duplicate copies of the constitution formed by "the deputies of the people of Texas, in convention assembled," accompanied with official information that "the said constitution has been ratified, confirmed, and adopted by the people of Texas themselves, in accordance with the joint resolution for annexing Texas to the United States, and in order that Texas might be admitted as one of the States of the Union."
JAMES K. POLK, WASHINGTON, December 9, 1845.
City of Austin, November 10, 1845.
SIR: I have the honor to transmit you, herewith, a copy of the "Constitution of the State of Texas," with the proper evidence of its adoption by the people of this republic, to be laid before the Congress of the United States, for its final action, in accordance with the provisions of the "joint resolution for annexing Texas to the United States."
I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, your most obedient servant,
His Excellency JAMES K. POLK,
President of the United States.