OTD 1869: Tyler, Texas rejected as alternate site for Supreme Court of Texas

On January 28, 1869, the Reconstruction Convention debated a number of proposed amendments to the draft Texas Constitution, including several provisions in article V, concerning the judiciary. The draft called for the Supreme Court to hold its sessions “at the capital of the State.” The Convention rejected proposals to amend this provision to also permit the Supreme Court to meet “at Tyler, Smith county” or “at such other points as the Legislature may select.”

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