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John Lewis

One of the greatest Jazz composers grew up in Albuquerque. John Lewis graduated from the University of New Mexico, served in the military, and went on produce numerous solo records and with the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Governor Lew Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace served as Territorial Governor from 1878 to 1881.  After a long career in the United States Army, he had been appointed as Governor in the fall of 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.  Wallace had previously earned a reputation as being an effective leader in both civil and military situations.  He succeeded […]

An Act to Provide for the Protection of Property in Slaves in this Territory (1859)

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico: SECTION 1.  That every person who shall be convicted of the unlawful killing of a slave or other offence upon the person of a slave within this Territory, whether as principal or accessory, shall suffer the same pains and penalties as if […]

1846 Bill of Rights as Declared by BRIGADIER GENERAL STEPHEN W. KEARNY

September 22, 1846 That the great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established it is hereby declared: First. That all political power is vested in and belongs to the people. Second. That the people have the right peaceably to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those […]