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The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1

Colonization Law of the State of Tamaulipas.


ART. 34. Lots abandoned in depopulated towns, wherein they wish to
fix their residence, shall be adjudicated to them gratis by the Alcaldes
of said towns.
ART. 35. The inhabitants of the country known by the denomination
of Indians, shall enjoy the benefit of this law.
ART. 36. The executive shall appoint two approval surveyors, and in
default thereof two individuals of known education to concur in the
operations forwarded by this law, which he shall cause to be published in
a manner sufficient for it to arrive to the notice of nations that interest
themselves in colonizing.


Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed May 6, 2016.

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