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*** 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, those of the second in volume II, and of the present in volume III.

*** The laws of the present or third 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, Volume II.

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

VOLUME III – PART I.

GENERAL LAWS.

CHAPTER I.

An Act to provide an appropriation for the payment of the Mileage

and Per Diem Pay of the Members of the Legislature of the State of Texas.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the sum of fifteen thousand dollara be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of the mileage and per diem pay of the members of the Legislature of the State of Texas; also, for the payment of the per diem pay of the officers attendant thereon.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Treasurer be, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay all drafts which shall be drawn by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, attested by the Chief Clerk of said House, and all drafts which may be drawn by the president of the Senate, attested by the Secretary of the same, for the payment of the mileage and per diem pay of the members of each House of said Legislature, and the per diem pay of the officers attendant thereon, out of any moneys in the Treasury appropriated by this act; and that this act take effect from and after

its passage.

Approved, November 20, 1849.

CHAPTER II.

An Act to extend the Eastern Boundary of the State of Texas, so

as to include within its limits the western half of Sabine Pase, Sabine Lake and Sabine River, up to the Thirty-second Degree of North latitude.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That in accordance with the consent of the Congress of the United States, given by an act of said Congress, approved July 5th, 1818, che Eastern Boundary of the State of Texas be, and the same is hereby extended so as to include within the limits of the State of Texas, the western half of Sabine Pass, Sabine Lake and Sabine River from its mouth as far north as the thirty-second degree of north latitude; and that the several counties of this State, bounded hy said Sabine Pass, Sabine Lake and Sabine River from its mouth as far north as the thirty-second degree of north latitude, shall have and exercise jurisdiction over such portions of the western half of said Pass, Lake and River as are opposite to said counties respectively; and this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, November 24, 1819.

CHAPTER III.

An Act appropriating Five Thousand Dollars for the Contingent

Expenses of both Houses of the Legislature.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the sum of Five Thousand Dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to pay the contingent expenses of both Houses of the Legislature.

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

Approved, November 26, 1849.

CHAPTER IV.

An Act to repeal a portion of An Act to give to each corporate

County in this State its own County Surveyor, Jap and Records, approved March 20, 1818.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the proviso contained in the sixth section of the above recited act be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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

Approved. November 30, 1819.

CHAPTER T.

in Act to amend the first Section of An Act fixing the time at

which Laws passed shall go into effect, etc., approved 16th Janu

ary, 1840.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas. That the first section of an act, approved 16th January, 1840, fixing the time at which laws passed shall go into effect, be so amended as to read as follows: Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That every law hereafter made, shall commence and be in force with the commencement of the sixtieth day after the day of the adjournment of the session of the Legislature at which such law may be passed, unless in the law itself another time for the commencement thereof be particularly mentioned.

Approved, December 1, 1849.

CHAPTER VI.

An Act providing for running and establishing correctly, the line

between Nacogdoches and Fannin Land Districts.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Commissioner of the General Land Office be.

and he is hereby authorized and required without delay, to appoint some competent and disinterested surveyor, to run, mark, and fully establish the line separating the Nacogdoches and Fannin Land Districts, according to an act better defining the boundaries of the county of Fannin, approved 28th November, 1839.

Sec. 2. That said surveyor shall make out and return a complete map, together with the field notes, of his work relative thereto, to said Commissioner, as soon as practicable; and if approved of by him, shall thereafter be the true and established line thereof.

Sec. 3. That for each lineal mile, actually run and established as aforesaid, the said surveyor shall receive from the public treasurer, three dollars, out of any money not otherwise appropriated; and said Commissioner is hereby authorized and required, (in case the said work is approved of by him,) to issue an order on said treasurer for the amount; and upon the presentation of said order, he shall pay the same to the said surveyor, or his order.

Approved, December 1, 1849.

CHAPTER VII.

Joint Resolution requesting the Contractor of the Mail Route from

Austin to Clarksville, by way of Bonham, to transport the Mail on said Route semi-weekly instead of weekly, and making provisions for the same.

Sec. 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That William H. Hunt, contractor for the transportation of the mail from the City of Austin to Clarksville, by way of Bonham, Fannin county, be requested to transport the same semi-weekly instead of weekly, during the present session of the State Legislature.

Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That our Senators in the Congress of the United States be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to procure an appropriation to remunerate said contractor for such extra service; and that the Governor forward a copy of these resolutions to the Postmaster General at Washington City, and also to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Approved, December 1, 1849.

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