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Messages by Governor S.W.T. Lanham

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Date Title
01/10/1907 Outgoing message
03/31/1906 Transmitting certain additional letters addressed to Judge A.W. Terrell, in compliance with Senate resolution of the 30th (includes resolution by Skinner relating to letters written to Judge A.W. Terrell and Dallas News on Section 120 of the election law; related letter from Senators to Governor, November 1, 1905)
03/26/1906 Relating to error in enrollment of bill regulating elections, Section 120, Chapter XI, Laws, Special Session of 1905 (HB 8, 29th 1st C.S.), public dissatisfaction with the error, recommending amendment; brief and partial statement concerning the condition of the state, taxation, expenses for frontier protection, additional buildings and increased facilities for the insane (including letter to Governor from Dr. John S. Turner, Superintendent of the North Texas Hospital for the Insane)
05/14/1905 Final message to 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, discussing provision to relieve fiscal stringency and preserve future credit and sufficient revenues, extending commendations and best wishes
05/08/1905 Submitting an additional subjects for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorize any county on the Gulf of Mexico to purchase or lease a roadway upon a causeway and bridge that may be constructed across any bay over one mile in width and that separates an island in such county from the mainland thereof
05/08/1905 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, the water, light and power system of the city of Austin
05/05/1905 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, counties composing 63rd Judicial District and times for holding district courts therein (Terrell county); creation of Jacksonville independent school district
05/05/1905 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, taxation of premium receipts of foreign and domestic insurance companies; levying franchise tax on foreign and domestic insurance companies (laws passed by 29th R.S. on these subjects "are now being contested in the courts on the ground of their unconstitutionality")
05/04/1905 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, incorporation of corporate bodies with banking and discounting powers and privileges
05/01/1905 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, fixed rate of ad valorem taxation for the year 1905
04/26/1905 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, amendments to election law
04/19/1905 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 29th Legislature, 1st Called Session, appropriations for deficiencies in the appropriations heretofore made for the support of State government for the fiscal years ending February 28, 1901, August 31, 1901, August 31, 1902, August 31, 1903, August 31, 1904, and August 31, 1905
04/15/1905 Final message of the 29th Regular Session
04/15/1905 Explaining importance of subjects in special session proclamation, ad valorem tax rate and appropriations for state government
04/11/1905 Asking that necessary provisions be made before adjournment for the support of the State Government
04/10/1905 Filing HB 520 (29th Regular Session) without governor's signature
03/28/1905 Returning SB 62 and SB 252 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 10 and SCR 11
03/20/1905 Returning SB 11 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 9
03/01/1905 Returning HB 53 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 12
03/01/1905 Returning SB 62 to the Senate for correction, pursuant to SCR 5
05/01/1903 Final message of 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session
04/27/1903 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, non-payment of poll tax shall not disqualify persons otherwise competent for jury service; abuses in the operation of trains for the transportation of passengers and property, cognizable by the Railroad Commission of Texas
04/27/1903 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorizing heads of departments and others having possession of State property to loan to the Texas World's Fair Commission . . . for Louisiana Purchase Exposition exhibit
04/22/1903 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, the matter of deficiency for the maintenance of the Confederate Home and the clothing of inmates; related correspondence
04/20/1903 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, securing State right-of-way across lands and condemning the same for public purposes; authorizing the city of Austin to enter into certain contracts, and to sell, transfer or lease certain of its property, property rights and franchises, in order to secure a more economical and satisfactory water, light and power system
04/15/1903 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, special road laws for counties
04/14/1903 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, uniform textbooks in the public free schools; authorize counties to issue bonds for the purpose of improving and maintaining therein the public roads; purchase of state school and asylum lands
04/13/1903 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 28th Legislature, 1st Called Session, appropriation of $4,750 for the repair of the Orphans' Home at Corsicana; related correspondence and report of the Board of Trustees and architect
04/11/1903 Relating to defalcation at Rusk penitentiary
04/02/1903 Discussing special session proclamation, sufficient light and water supply, and appropriations process
04/01/1903 Relating to final adjournment of the 28th R.S.
04/01/1903 Returning SB 63 to the Senate for correction, pursuant to Senate resolution
03/25/1903 Returning HB 331 and HB 444 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 28 and HCR 29
03/24/1903 Returning HB 406 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 27
03/18/1903 Returning SB 8 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 12
03/11/1903 Transmitting for consideration by the Legislature an official communication from the Board, Financial Agent and Superintendent of Penetentiaries
02/13/1903 Returning HB 109 to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 14
02/05/1903 Recommending legislation relating to trusts, monopolies, conspiricies, domestic corporations, and foreign corporations engaging in business within the state of Texas; Bills suggested by the governor relating to trusts, foreign corporations, and domestic corporations
01/29/1903 Returning SB 17 to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 3 (time of holding courts in the 47th Judicial District)