Whereas, in accordance with a proclamation issued on the 28th day of September last, polls were opened in the established precincts of the several counties of this republic, on Monday the 13th of October ultimo, for the purpose of taking the sense of the people of Texas in regard to the ratification or rejection of the constitution adopted by the convention of deputies at the city of Austin, on the 25th day of September last; and
Whereas, by article thirteenth of the said constitution, it is made the duty of the Executive, on or before the second Monday of November instant, to compare the votes given for the ratification or rejection of the same, and to proclaim the result:
Therefore be it know, that I, Anson Jones, President of the republic of Texas, having this day examined and compared the returns of votes given for the adoption and rejection of said constitution, do hereby declare and proclaim, that a majority of all the votes polled is for the adoption of the same, and that henceforth the said constitution is ordained and established by the people of Texas for their governance, to go into operation and to be of force and effect from and after the organization of the State government under it.
|In testimony whereof, I have hereunto caused the great seal of the republic to be affixed.|
Done at the city of Austin, this tenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and of the independence of the republic the tenth.