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LAWS

PASSED BY

THE SECOND LEGISLATURE

OF

THE STATE OF TEXAS

VOLUME II.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

HOUSTON.

1 - VOL. III.

For more convenient reference, the laws contained herein are severally designated by chapters and numbers in regular series. The laws of the first Legislature are considered as being embraced in volume I, and those of the second in volume II.

The laws of the present or second volume are divided into two parts-Part, I containing those denominated "laws of a general nature;” and part II, those “for private relief” and “incorporating towns, cities, institutions of learning, and private associations of every nature," in conformity to the provisions of Chapter 71, Section 2.

* Those laws signed by the Governor, are designated by the word Approved—and those not signed by him, are said to be passed.

VOLUME II–PART I.

GENERAL LAWS.

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CHAPTER 1.

Joint Resolution to employ an express-man to inform Gen. Sam

Houston of his election to the Senate of the United States Congress.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Governor of this State be authorised and requested to employ some person, without delay, to notify Hon. Sam Houston of his election to the Senate of the United States, and that an appropriation be made out of the contingent fund for that purpose.

Approved, December 16, 1847.

CHAPTER 2.

Joint Resolution requesting the contractor of the Mail Route from

Austin to Bonham to transport the same weekly, instead of semimonthly, and making provisions for the same.

Section 1. Resolyed by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That William H. Hunt, contractor for the transportation of the mails from the City of Austin to Bonham, Fannin County, be requested to transport the same weekly, instead of semi-monthly.

Sec. 2. Be it further Resolved, That the Legislature memo

rialize the Post Master General, to make the increase in accordance with the foregoing resolution.

Approved, December 30, 1817.

CHAPTER 3.

Joint Rsolution granting further time for the payment of Govern

ment Dues and the return of Field Notes.

Section 1. Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That further time is given until the first day of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, for the payment of Government dues and the return of field notes to the General Land Office, on all lands surveyed in pursuance of law. Provided, however, that in no case shall a patent to any land issue until all the Government dues thereon shall have been paid.

Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That this joint resolution take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, December 31, 1877.

CHAPTER 4.

An Act to reserve one of the Public Buildings in the City of Aus

tin for the Supreme Court.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Comptroller of Public Accounts be, and his is hereby authorized to reserve the building occupied by Mr. Conner, in the City of Austin, for the use of the Supreme ('ourt of the State of Texas.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, January 1, 1818.

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