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1883-1892, White & Wilson's Civ. Apps. Rpts.
Condensed reports of decisions in civil causes in the Court of Appeals; Also cases referred by the Court of Appeals to the Commission of Appeals of
the State of Texas: comp. by John P. White and Sam A Willson, Vol. 1-4, 1876-92, St. Louis, The Gilbert Book Co., 1883-, all published. Cite as White &
W. (Vol. 1 was by White and Willson. Vols. 2-4 were by White alone. A backlog of cases in the then designated Court of Appeals of Texas led to the
creation by the legislature in 1879 of a court of “The Commissioners of Appeals of the State of Texas.” The commissioners were empowered to hear and
decide cases when the parties had consented to a referral from the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals. The law setting up the Commissioners’ Court did
not provide for the reporting of their decisions. Hence the original need for this work. Later, in February 1881, the two courts were given the power
to refer cases to the commissioners to relieve their backlogs regardless of the parties’ consent. The Commissioners Court was abolished in 1884,
although the appeals docket backlogs persisted and eventually led to the creation of a separate Court of Civil Appeals. For the reports of the latter see
elsewhere on this site.)
Title:   Condensed reports of decisions in civil causes in the Court of Appeals : also cases referred by the Court of Appeals to the Commission of Appeals of the state of Texas.
OCLC Number:   647330542
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Volume 1, 1876-839YesYes
Volume 2, 1883-858YesNo
Volume 3, 1885-897YesNo
Volume 4, 1889-927YesNo