The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5

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command may call out part or the whole of the company, but no
larger number than ten men shall at any one time be entitled to
more than twelve days pay, and whenever a call is made, the officer
commanding, shall make a correct report of the number of days
served by each man, which report shall be certified to by the Chief
Justice or the County Court of the county to which such company
belongs; that the call was justifiable or necessary from the notice or
alarm, which report shall be forwarded immediately by the principal
officer to the Governor, with regular reports to be made at
least once in every three months.
Sec. 8. 'The Governor shall have power to direct that the number
of spies may be reduced in any county, or the services of the
whole number suspended, blt the company shall nevertheless retain
its organization, and hold itself in readiness for duty whenever
the circumstances require it.
Sec. 9. The men called out under the provisions of this act, shall,
when in actual service, be governed by the rules and articles of
war goveriling the army of the United States, whenever applicable,
and when not in actual service, by such by-laws and regulations as
they may make, not being inconsistent with the Constitution or
laws of this State.
Sec. 10. That this act take effect and be in force from and after
its passage.
Passed February 7, 1861.
CHAPTER XI.
An Act to provide for submitting the Ordinance of Secession to a
vote of the People.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That the Chief Justices, or other county officers required
by the directions of the State Convention, and presiding officers
of precincts of the several counties of this State, are hereby empowered
and required to order and to hold elections in
their respective counties, and at their several precincts, on such day
or days as may be provided therein, for the ratification or rejection
of the Ordinance of Secession passed by a Convention of the
people assembled in the city of Austin, on the 1st day of February,
A. D. 1861, and conduct said election in all respects according to
the existing laws regulating elections for members of the Legislature,
and make returns thereof in such manner anld to such

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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 December 20, 2014.