Texas v. White
The Missing Bonds, Political Fact Or Legal Fiction, Further Readings
State of Texas
George W. White, John Chiles, et al.
That securities sold to the appellees by a Confederate military board were the property of the state of Texas and should be returned.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
R. T. Merrick, George W. Pascal
Chief Lawyers for Appellees
P. Phillips, J. M. Carlisle, S. S. Cox, J. W. Moore
Justices for the Court
Salmon Portland Chase (writing for the Court), Nathan Clifford, David Davis, Stephen Johnson Field, Samuel Nelson
Robert Cooper Grier, Samuel Freeman Miller, Noah Haynes Swayne (James M. Wayne had died in office and had not been replaced)
Date of Decision
12 April 1869
In favor of the state of Texas.
By declaring that the Confederate states had never legally been severed from the United States, the Court provided a legal basis for Reconstruction to proceed.
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