The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5

Laws of the State of Tezas.

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Mondays in March and September, and may continue in session
three weeks.
In the county of Dallas, on the eighth Mondays after the fourth
Mondays in March and September, and may continue in session
three weeks.
In the county of Kaufman, on the eleventh Mondays after the
fourth Mondays in March and September, and may continue in
session two weeks.
In the county of Van Zandt, on the thirteenth Monday after the
fourth Mondays in March and September, and may continue in
session until the business is disposed of.
Sec. 3. All writs and other process issued from the District
Courts of any of the counties named in this act, shall be made returnable
to the terms of said Courts as established by this act. And
all. cases of appeals or writs of Error from the Judgments of District
Courts in this District, shall be returnable to the Supreme
Court at Austin; except the counties of Kaufman and Van Zandt,
which shall be returnable to the Supreme Court at Tyler.
Sec. 4. That this act take effect from its passage.
Approved February 2, 1861.
CHAPTER IX.
An Act supplemental to an act entitled an act, to regulate Estrays.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That no animal of any description, shall be estrayed, in
any county in this State, where the mark and brand of the animal is
of record in said county; and it shall be the duty of every person
before estraying an animal, to examine the record of marks and
brands of the county in which he lives, and if he finds the mark or
brand that is upon the animal, he shall not estray the same.
Sec. 2. Any person being guilty of violating any of the provisions
of this act, shall be fined in the sum of not less than fifty nor
more than one hundred dollars, to be recovered before any Justice
of Peace having jurisdiction of same, with costs of suit.
Sec. 3. That this act take effect and be in force from and after
its passage.
Approved February 5, 1861.

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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6727/. Accessed July 25, 2014.