SIR: I have the honor to transmit you herewith an authenticated statement of the results of elections held in this republic on the 13th October ultimo, for the ratification or rejection of "annexation," and the constitution adopted by the convention for the "State of Texas," so far as returns of said elections have been made to this department.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,
JOSEPH C. ELDREDGE
Acting Secretary of State.
His Excellency JAMES K.. POLK,
President of the United States.
The undersigned, acting Secretary of State, hereby certifies that at an election held in the several counties of the republic on the 13th day of October ultimo, for taking the sense of the people of Texas in regard to the ratification or rejection of annexation, in accordance with the "joint resolution for annexing Texas," and for the adoption or rejection of the "constitution of the State of Texas," adopted in convention on the 28th August ultimo, it appears from returns of elections received at this department, up to the date hereof, that four thousand two hundred and fifty-four (4,254) votes were polled in favor of annexation, and two hundred and sixty seven (267) against it; for the adoption of the constitution, four thousand one hundred and seventy-four (4,174) votes, and for its rejection three hundred and twelve (312) votes.
|In testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed my hand and the official seal, at the city of Austin, this tenth day of November, A. D. 1845.|
JOSEPH C. ELDREDGE.