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The Codes of 1856

In 1854 the fifth Legislature passed an act requiring the Governor to appoint a commission to codify the civil and criminal laws of Texas. The Commission proposed four codes, but only the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Penal Code were adopted by the Legislature. They are commonly referred to as the Codes of 1856 or the Old Codes.

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