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CHAPTER 259.

Joint Resolution authorizing M. M. Potter to draw the mileage and

per diem of the Hon. Richard Bache; Senator from Galveston, deceased.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That M. M. Potter be, and he is hereby authorized to draw the mileage and per diem pay of Hon, Richard Bache, deceased, for his services during the second session of the State Legislature, and that the accounting officer of the Treasury Department audit the same, and that this act be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, March 20, 1848.

CHAPTER 260.

Joint Resolution granting leave of absence to James B. Shaw,

Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That James B. Shaw, Comptroller of Public Accounts, be allowed leave of absence for the term of six weeks from his office during the year 1848, and that this Joint Resolution take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, March 20, 1848.

CHAPTER 261.

An Act supplementary to an act to incorporate the town of Refugio.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That all persons residing within the limits of the town

tract of Refugio who are entitled to vote for members of the Legislature under the Constitution and laws of this State shall be deemed qualified electors and shall be permitted to vote for Mayor, Alderman, or any other officer created under said act of incorporation to which this is a supplement.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all property belonging to said town tract of Refugio which shall hereafter be offered for sale by said corporate authorities shall be sold at public auction, after giving notice of said sale by publishing the same in the nearest newspaper for at least sixty days previous to the sale of said property, and provided that not more than one fourth of said town lots and one fourth of said farm lots shall be sold during any one year.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That all sales of property belonging to said town tract of Refugio which sale hereafter be made contrary to the provisions of this act shall be void.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, March 20, 1848.

STATE OF TEXAS.

I, the undersigned, Secretary of State of the State of Texas, certify that the second Legislature of said State commenced its session at the City of Austin, on Monday, the thirteenth day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortyseven, and adjourned on the twentieth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight.

And I further certify, that the Acts and Joint Resolutions contained in this Part and Volume, are true copies of the original rolls deposited in the Department of State, with which they have been carefully compared.

Given under my hand and official seal, at the city of

Austin, the fifth day of May, one thousand eight hun(L. s.] dred and forty-eight, and of the independence of Texas the thirteenth year.

W. D. MILLER.

INDEX TO SPECIAL LAWS.

INCORPORATIONS.

Page
348
415
366
337
376
389
404
370

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Chap.
Brazos Canal Company, (amended)

182
City of Austin, (amended)

251
Houston, (amended)

202
Laredo

176
Lavaca

209
Nacogdoches

226
Cherokee Academy

238
Galveston and Red River Railway Company

204
Galveston Steam, Ferry, Freight and Tow-boat Com-
pany

256
German Texian Friendship Association.

255
Goliad Statistical Society

257
Guadalupe College

179
Houston Mechanics Institute

203
Houston Lyceum

246
Huntsville Male Institute

232
Montgomery Academy

205
Milam Liberal Institute

243
Protection Fire Company, No. 1, City of Houston. 173
Republican Academy

230
Town of Bonham

177
Goliad .

229
Jefferson

253
Montgomery

191

420
419
422
345
369
412
398
373
410
335
396
341
393
416
355

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Mount Pleasant
Paris, (amended)
Palestine.
Refugio.
San Augustine

Springfield .
Union Marine and Fire Insurance Company
l'niversity of Eastern Texas
Williamson Academy
Western Texas Orphan Asylum

Chap. Page
249 41+

198 361
. 212 380
. 261 421
239 405
197 360
170 330
200 362

214 381
. 231 397

RELIEF, &c.

Austin City-owner of certain half lot
Beale, Robert H....
Bowlin, Jeremiah-heirs of
Brigance, Alfred ...
Browning, Christopher Columbus
Cartwright, Jesse H.
Catlin, J. Harris ..
City of Galveston—to appoint firemen..
County of Galveston--to establish Public Schools..
City of Austin-owner of certain city half lot..
Cogswell, E. B....
Covington, Charles—ferry privilege
Crump, William E.--to construct turnpike
Delany, Isaac
Evans, Moses
Ford & Cronican
Galveston City—to appoint firemen.
Galveston County-to establish Public Schools.
Gray, Eli ...
Gray, Ann Eliza
Gray, A. B...
Greenwood, Garrison
Hale, Edward
Hervey, John
Ilomes, J. L.,-widow and heirs of...
Holland, Elijah D....
Hutchinson, Nancy-ferry privilege
Johnson, Alfred
Johnson, S. L..

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228
183
233
220
195
217
180
167
221
250
196
190
208
207
252
180
167
213
213
242
237
254
245
192
172
163
235
224

386
393
349
400
385
358
383
347
325
386
414
359
35+
376
375
415
347
325
381
381
409
404
419
411
357
334
323
401
388

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