Texas Almanac, 1859 Page: 28
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z1 TEXAS ALMANAC.
7th. Allowing leave of absence from the State to Judges C. A. Frazer and A.
8th. Calling the attention of Congress to the necessity of more adequate protec-
tion against the Indians, and asking indemnity for the losses suffered by our citi-
zens from their depredations.
9th. Requesting an investigation by Congress of the charges made against Judge
Jno C. Watrous.
10th. Requesting an appropriation by Congress for the erection of Post-offices
and United States Court-rooms in Austin, Tyler, and Brownsville; also requesting
the erection of a third Judicial Federal District in Texas, to embrace that portion of
the present Western District west of the Guadaloupe River, and the counties on
the Rio Grande down to the Eastern District.
11th. Authorizing the Treasurer to exchange United States bonds and coupons
at par for coin, to the amount of $100,000, or to pay out said bonds at par for
claims on the Treasury, the amount not to exceed $100,000.
12th. Allowing leave of absence to Hon. Winm. S. Todd.\
13th. Requesting the establishment by Congress of a weekly overland mail
from some point in Texas to San Diego.
14th. Requesting the Governor to urge upon the General Government the net
cessity of establishing a permanent military post, tear the junction of the larger
Wichita and-Red River.
15th. Requesting the appointment of a U. S. Indian Agent, with authority to
select a suitable location for the Indians west of the Pecos in Texas; and to collect
the Indians in such place, which has been set apart for an Indian Reserve by a
previous law of this State.
16th. Requesting the establishment of a four-horse line of mail-coaches between
Tyler and Waco, via Athens, Corsicana, and Dresden.
17th. For the relief of D. Rowlett, deceased,
18th. Appropriating $8000 for remodeling and recovering the Capitol roofs, and
of the Old Land Office, and altering the galleries of the Capitol.
19th. Accepting a present of the portrait of the late Abner S. Lipscomb, ex-
ecuted and presented by Alexander Ford.
20th. Authorizing the Comptroller to pay to the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf
Railroad Company any money received by him for said company.
21st. Recognizing P. W. Humphries as entitled to the rank of Commander in
the Texas Navy, at the date of Annexation.
22d. Appropriating $600 to pay the Secretary of the Seiate and Chief Clerk of
the House of Representatives for making an alphabetical index to all the special
and private relief laws and acts of incorporation passed by the Consultation, and
passed since, to the present time.
23d. Requesting the passage of a law by Congress for the payment to Texas of
any balance there may be of the sum appropriated for the payment of a certain
portion of the public debt of Texas.
24th. Authorizes the Governor to remove the Coshattee Indians from Polk and
Tyler counties, with their consent, and appropriates $5000 for that purpose.
25th. Proposes an amendment to the Constitution, as follows:
Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the 3d Section of the
10th Article of the Constitution of the State shall be so amended as to read as
SEcTION 3. All public lands, which have heretofore, or which may hereafter be
granted for public schools to the various counties in this State, may be sold by the
county courts of each county to which the lands belong, or by such tribunals as
may succeed to their jurisdiction, by consent of a majority of the legal voters in
said counties, and under such general rules as the Legislature may, from time to
time, prescribe. Provided, that the principal of .the proceeds of the sale of such
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