The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 21
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The Tariff History of the Republic of Texas
and the excess in each case was to be turned into the treasury.
Deputies received $500, permanent inspectors, $600, and other
inspectors, $2 a day. In order to insure the collection of duties
in the eastern districts, it was provided that the secretary of the
treasury should appoint as many deputies there as he saw fit, and
that these deputies should receive commissions of 10 per cent on
all duties until the commission should amount to $500, but that
they should receive no other compensation. The collectors for
those districts were to receive 5 per cent of that collected by
deputies and 15 per cent of that collected by themselves, up to
$800.157 Shortly before this the collectors for the eastern dis-
tricts had been suspended and the sheriffs of the various counties
made collectors at a commission of 10 per cent.15s
In spite of the fact that two tariff bills had been enacted,
there were no collectoral districts provided for until June 12,
1837. The act under the provisional government, December 12,
1835, had named six districts, but had not defined them or made
provision for custom houses 59 The act of January 12, 1837,
provided for the following collectoral districts: Aransas district
from the Rio Grande to the San Antonio River; Matagorda dis-
trict from the San Antonio River to the mouth of Cedar Lake;
Brazos district from Cedar Lake to Oyster Creek; Galveston dis-
trict from Oyster Creek to Bolivar Point; Sabine district from
Bolivar Point to the Sabine Bay, thence up, to Lowe's Ferry; San
Augustine district from Lowe's Ferry up the Sabine River to the
thirty-second parallel of latitude, thence north to. Red River. The
president and the secretary of the treasury were instructed to
locate custom-houses at the most suitable points in these dis-
tricts.160 Later acts created two other districts, Red River and
Soda Lake. The Red River district was composed of the coun-
ties of Paschal, Bowie, Red River, Lamar, and Fannin.-86 The
Soda Lake district comprised all the counties of Red River and
Bowie lying south of Sulphur Fork, with Harrison and Rusk,
2"TGammel, op. cit., II, 736.
SlIbid., II, 623, 624.
'59Ibid., I, 983.
'OIibid., I, 1314.
181Ibid., II, 737.
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