Category: politics of new mexico

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 […]

Senator Albert Bacon Fall

The following article is a lovely history of one of New Mexico’s first US Senators, written by our friends at: New Mexico History Blog Posted on July 16, 2019 by Texoso Albert Bacon Fall was born in Frankfort, Kentucky in 1861.  He was the son of William Fall, who had served in the Confederate Army during the Civil […]