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  1. In the same edition:
    AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 31.— To-day in the House of the Texas Legislature a resolution was introduced condemning Congress for its action in the Brigham H. Roberts case. The resolution was introduced by Representative Wells and occasioned some debate, hut was finally referred to a committee, to be reported on as soon as possible.
    That, under the facts and circumstances of the case, Brigham H. Roberts, Representative-elect from the State of Utah, ought not to have or hold a seat in the House of Representatives, and that the seat, to which he was elected is hereby declared vacant.
    The resolution In part says: “While we are opposed to the practice of polygamy, at the same time we commend said Roberts for his manly course in refusing to abandon his plural wives and their children, and it is the opinion of this House that if all the members of Congress who are guilty of violation of the moral code of the character of the charge against said Roberts would vote to seat said Roberts there would not be found a corporal’s guard opposing the same.”

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