“miscellaneous 19th-century papers” Yields draft of TX constitution

An Anonymous Patron writes Museum to exhibit page from draft of constitution says The first page of what an archivist at the General Land Office believes is the original draft of the Republic of Texas Constitution is on display after years of being hidden from view in a box labeled “miscellaneous 19th-century papers.”

“This is tantamount to going back and finding an early draft of the United States Constitution,” Jerry Drake, director of archives and records for the Land Office, told the San Antonio Express-News in Monday’s editions. “It’s in chrysalis — you can see how this thing is evolving.””