1845 Ratification of Texas Annexation

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1845 Ratification of Texas Annexation  (1846) 
by J. C. Eldredge
Statements by the Department of State of official vote tallies.

Vote Tally as of November 10, 1845[edit]

Statement on the number of votes polled in the several Counties of the Republic on the 13th Oct. ultimo for the ratification or rejection of Annexation, the Constitution, & Ordinance.

Counties Annexation Constitution Ordinance
For Against For Against For Against
Austin 114 1 124 3 112 11
Bastrop 166 " 156 6 143 5
Bexar 138 17 86 68 36 110
Colorado 168 " 167 " 167 1
Fayette 287 3 324 84 262 15
Fort Bend 166 1 165 1 139 21
Galveston 287 125 324 84 309 66
Goliad 16 " 12 " 12 "
Harrison 498 5 485 5 486 5
Jackson 58 " 58 " 52 2
Jasper 200 1 200 " 195 1
Lamar 238 7 237 7 193 22
Liberty 297 3 297 3 277 4
Matagorda 140 " 140 " 124 12
Montgomery 534 25 509 44 467 54
Robertson 271 22 248 40 275 9
San Patricio 56 35 56 17 46 26
Shelby 286 3 307 11 172 73
San Augustine 227 13 221 5 221 6
Travis 107 6 105 7 102 11
4254 267 4174 312 3790 454

Department of State
Novr. 10th 1845

The above statement of votes is the whole number returned to this Department up to this date and were compared by the President and such numbers of his cabinet as were present on this day.

J.C. Eldredge
Acting Sec'y. of State

Vote Tally as of January 1, 1846[edit]

Statement on the number of votes polled in the several Counties of the Republic on the 13th Oct. for the adoption or rejection of "Annexation", the "State Constitution", and "Ordinance concerning Colony Contracts", the returns of which were not received at the Department of State until after the 10th day of Novr. 1845.

Counties Annexation Constitution Ordinance
For Against For Against For Against
Brazoria 230 " 227 5 209 3
Brazos 81 " 80 1 70 1
Bowie 269 " 281 1 234 3
Fannin 226 8 227 7 228 5
Gonzales 164 4 162 6 145 13
Harris 324 50 299 68 249 72
Houston 344 30 330 39 261 88
Jefferson 92 " 92 " 92 "
Milam 80 14 77 17 66 14
Nacogdoches 401 4 400 7 367 16
Red River 288 15 287 17 277 24
Rusk 283 4 283 9 263 20
Sabine 103 " 102 " 101 "
Victoria 95 3 94 4 73 19
Washington 430 31 412 43 372 53
3410 163 3353 224 3007 331
Add number of votes rec. prior to 10th Novr. 1845 4254 267 4174 312 3790 454
Total no. of votes polled 7664 430 7527 536 6797 785

Department of State
January 1st 1846

Joseph C. Eldredge
Acting Secretary of State

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