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6th Regular Session (1855) – Governor Elisha M. Pease

This list has been compiled from sources available at the Legislative Reference Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The list is a work in progress; its completeness and accuracy have not been verified.

Bill * Caption Document
HB Int.11/8/1855 An act to relinquish the right of the State to certain lands therein named.
Preponderance of evidence points to this bill being first introduced as either "a bill to quiet land titles" or a "bill to investigate certain void and forfeited land titles" (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 24). Bill was frequently referred to as a bill relative to land titles West of the Nueces River.
House Refused to Pass over Governor's Veto - House Journal Text
House Protest against Refusal to Pass over Governor's Veto - House Journal Text.
  Veto
HB Int.11/16/1855 An act for the relief of Kindallis Bryan, sheriff of Liberty County.
Message from Governor, dated Feb. 4, 1856, listed various bills that were returned without approval; this bill was listed as no. 73 in one portion of message (Senate Journal, p. 526) and misnumbered as no. 63 in another portion (Senate Journal, p. 530). Specific veto message for this bill has not been located.
  Veto
HB Int.11/20/1855 An act making an appropriation for the per diem pay and mileage of the members of the sixth legislature, and the per diem pay of the officers of the same, at the adjourned session, thereof.
Message from the Governor dated, Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531). Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session.
House Override - House Journal Text
Senate Override - Senate Journal Text.
  Veto
HB Int.11/22/1855 An act to incorporate the Linden Academy.
Message from Governor, dated Feb. 4, 1856, listed various bills that Governor did not have time to examine; this bill was listed in message as no. 155 (Senate Journal, Regular Session, p. 523-531).
Message from the Governor, dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in the adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531).
Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session. Later version of bill was passed and became law (CH CCLXIX, 8/29/1856).
  Veto
HB Int.11/30/1855 An act to permit certain persons of color, freed, claiming to have been the property of Gabriel Moore, late of Alabama, to remain in the county of Harrison, State for Texas, for two years after the suit now pending in said county to establish their freedom shall have been decided.   Veto
HB Int.11/30/1855 An act to incorporate Jamestown Academy
Message from the Governor, dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in the adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531). Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session. Later version of bill was passed and became law (CH. CCCXXXII, 9/1/1856).
  Veto
HB Int.12/12/1855 An act to incorporate the town of Moscow, and define the powers of said corporation
Message from the Governor, dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in the adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531). Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session. Later version of bill was passed and became law (CH. CXLVII, 8/16/1856).
  Veto
SB Int.11/8/1855 An act to incorporate the Austin City Bridge Company.
The Sixth Legislature Adjourned Session was treated as an extension of the Regular Session; this bill was one of several introduced in the Regular Session and carried over into the Adjourned Session. Vetoed in Adjourned Session.
  Veto
SB Int.12/6/1855 An act to incorporate the Trinity Valley Railroad Company.
Message from Governor, dated Feb. 4, 1856, listed various bills that Governor did not have time to examine; this bill was listed in message as no. 112 (Senate Journal, p. 523-531).
Message from the Governor, dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531). Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session.
  Veto
SB Int.12/12/1855 An act amending and supplementary to an act to incorporate the Henderson and Burkville Railroad.
Senate Override - Senate Journal Text
House Overrride - House Journal Text
  Veto
SB Int.12/13/1855 An act to create the county of Cibolo.   Veto
SB Int.12/21/1855 An act relinquishing to the counties, the State tax for the years 1856 and 1857.
This bill was first introduced as a petition [for relief] of the citizens of Navarro County; a committee substitute was adopted in the Senate (Senate Journal, p. 371) ; Message from the Governor, dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531). Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session.
Senate Override - Senate Journal Text.
House Override - House Journal Text.
House Protest of Override - House Journal Text.
  Veto
SB Int.1/3/1856 An act for the relief of certain sheriffs therein named.
This bill was first introduced as a bill for the relief of Joab Harrell, Sheriff of Williamson County; other sheriffs were added as bill went through the legislative process.
Senate Override - Senate Journal Text
House Override - House Journal Text
  Veto
SB Int.1/8/1856 An act for the relief of individuals who settled as pre-emptors, or who made locations by virtue of genuine certificates, within the Mississippi and Pacific Railroad reservation.
The Sixth Legislature Adjourned Session was treated as an extension of the Regular Session; this bill was one of several introduced in the Regular Session and carried over into the Adjourned Session. Vetoed in Adjourned Session.
  Veto
SB Int.1/14/1856 An act to incorporate the Jefferson and Dangerfield Railroad Company.
Message from the Governor, dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in adjourned session (HouseJournal, Regular Session, p. 531). Bill was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session.
  Veto
SB Int.1/22/1856 An act to authorize the District Courts to issue land certificates in certain cases.
The Sixth Legislature Adjourned Session was treated as an extension of the Regular Session; this bill was one of several introduced in the Regular Session and carried over into the Adjourned Session. Vetoed in Adjourned Session.
Senate Override - Senate Journal Text.
House Refused to Pass over Governor's Veto - House Journal Text.
  Veto
SB Int.1/24/1856 An act to amend the caption and the first and sixteenth sections of an act to incorporate the Texas Western Railroad Company, approved February 16, 1852.
Message from Governor, dated Feb. 4, 1856, listed various bills that Governor did not have time to examine; this bill was listed in messages as no. 153 (Senate Journal, p. 523-531). Message from the Governor , dated Feb. 1, 1856, stated some bills were retained for final action in adjourned session (House Journal, Regular Session, p. 531). BIll was vetoed by the Governor in the adjourned session.
Senate Majority Report recommending Override - Senate Journal Text.
Senate Minority Report - Senate Journal Text.
Senate Override - Senate Journal Text.
House Refusal to Pass Over Veto - House Journal Text.
Move to Reconsider House Vote - House Journal Text.
House Override - House Journal Text.
  Veto
SB Int.1/24/1856 An act supplementary to an act to incorporate the Aransas Road Company, approved February 14, 1852.
The Sixth Legislature Adjourned Session was treated as an extension of the Regular Session; this bill was one of several introduced in the Regular Session and carried over into the Adjourned Session. Vetoed in Adjourned Session.
  Veto
* Bill numbers were not always documented in the House and Senate Journals in the early years of the Legislature. Here we list the date that a bill was introduced.

NOTE: SB int. 1855-12-05 -- An act for the relief of Jesse Dean was included in a Message from Governor Pease, dated Feb. 4, 1856, which listed various bills that Governor did not have time to examine; this bill was listed in message as no. 101 (Senate Journal, p. 528, p. 531).

In the sixth adjourned session Governor Pease sent a veto message, dated July 7th, 1856, (Senate Journal, p. 14), however, the Governor later sent a message to Senate, dated July 11, 1856, stating that he had received additional information and that he was withdrawing his veto message (Senate Journal, p. 26-27)

The Bill was passed and appears at Special Laws, Chapter, LXXXV for 6th Adjourned Session.

Information about Vetoed Bills is unofficial and is provided as a public service by the Texas Legislative Reference Library. The Texas Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regards to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the table.