The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 53
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Kentucky and the Independence of Texas
these received the same pay and bounty as the other auxiliaries.'
Of course when volunteers from the United States enlisted in
branches of the service other than those mentioned above, they
became entitled to the rewards pertaining to the particular serv-
ice in which they engaged. For instance, members of the Regular
Army received the same pay and emoluments, rations, and cloth-
ing as those belonging to the corresponding branch of service of
the United States. In addition, they received a bounty of eight
hundred acres of land and $24.2 To each of the volunteers in the
Army of the People of Texas was given a bounty of six hundred
and forty acres of land." Soldiers who came to Texas after March
2 and prior to August 1, 1836, received one league (4428 acres)
and one labor (177 acres), if the head of a family; and one-
third of a league (1476 acres) if a single man.4 Lawful heirs of
all such volunteers were to be entitled to the quantity of land
due the deceased; said heirs to receive an addition in the way of
a bounty-640 acres as decreed by the Council, December 11,
1835.5 A donation of six hundred and forty acres was given to
those engaged in the battle of San Jacinto, to those entering
B6xar between the morning of the 5 and the 10 of December,
1835, and taking part in the reduction of the same; to those in the
action of March 19, 1836, under Fannin and Ward and to their
heirs; and to. the heirs of those who fell in the Alamo. The heirs or
legal representatives of those who fell with Fannin, Ward, Travis,
Grant, and Johnson received a league and a labor or one-third of
a league, according as the soldier was the head of a family or a
single man, and to each one was given an additional bounty of
six hundred and forty acres.' The pay of volunteers from the
United States, according to a resolution passed by the Texan Con-
gress November 23 and 24, 1836, was to commence from the time
of their embodying and leaving home, provided said time did not
exceed sixty days prior to their being mustered into the service of
the republic of Texas. At the same time it was determined that
TIE QUARTERLY, IX, 235, and above, p. 46, note 2.
'Ordinances and Decrees, 22, 87.
4Gammel, Laws of Texas, I, 1414.
SIbid., I, 894-895.
6Cf., Ibid., I, 1450-1451.
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