Texas Almanac, 1859 Page: 29
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ALL THE LAWS OF THE LAST LEGISLATURE. 'dJ
lands shall be retained, and invested as a permanent school fund for the counties
owning the same, and the interest only shall be used for educational purposes.
Approved, February 16, 1858.
26th. In response to the Governor's Kansas Message, as follows:
Whereas, There exists, and has existed, a violent determination on the part of
a portion of the inhabitants of the Territory of Kansas, to exclude, by force, the
citizens of the slaveholding States from a just, equal, and peaceful participation in
the use and enjoyment of the common property and territory of the members of
the confederacy ;
And, Whereas, This determination, owing to the state of political feeling in the
Northern States of the confederacy, operating upon the Federal Government, may
become effectual, and the exclusion perpetual- Therefore,
1st. Be it Resolred by the Legislaiure of the State of Texas, that the Governor of
this State is hereby authorized to order an election for seven Delegates, to meet
Delegates appointed by the other Southern States, in Convention, whenever the
Executives of a majority of the slaveholding States shall express the opinion that
such Convention is necessary to preserve the equal rights of such States in the
Union, and advise the Governor of this State that measures have been taken for
the appointment of Delegates to meet those of Texas. And that the sum of ten
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as is necessary, be, and the same is hereby ap-
propriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the
mileage and per diem of such Delegates, which shall be paid at the rate paid to
members of the United States Congress, according to the law in force in the
2d. That should an exigency arise, in the opinion of the Governor, in which it
is necessary for the State of Texas to act alone, or by a Convention representing
the sovereignty of the State, he is hereby requested to call a Special Session of the
Legislature to provide for such State Convention.
3d. That the Governor is requested to transmit copies of these resolutions to the
Executives of each of the slaveholding States, and to our members of Congress.
Approved February 16, 1858.
Special Acts Passed at the Last Legislature.
There were passed at the last Session of the Legislature, one hundred and fifty-two
special or private Acts, twelve of which grant relief to eleven railroad companies,
and four grant charters to four new railroad companies, all which will be found
in the article under the head of Railroads in Texas. The Acts of Incorporation
passed in addition to Railroad Acts were fifty, as follows: Casino Association of
San Antonio; Amendment to the Act incorporating Greenville; Richmond Ma-
sonic Hall Association, of Fort Bend County; Colorado College and Supplement;
Town of Weatherford; Town of Bonham; West Fork Mill Company in Dallas
County; Amending the Act incorporating the European and American Colonization
Society in Texas; Lynchburgh Steam Saw-Mill and Ship-Yard Company; Preachers'
Aid Society, of the Texas Eastern Conference; City of Indianola; Tellico Manu-
facturing Company; Grand and Subordinate Chapters of Royal Arch Masons in the
State of Texas; German Free School Association in the City of Austin; Amending
the Act to incorporate the Bastrop Academy; Amending Acts incorporating Rusk
in Cherokee County; Grand and Subordinate Lodges of Free and Accepted Ma-
sons in the State of Texas; Town of Gilmer; Dallas Lodge, Number 44 of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Mellville Male and Female Academy in
Rusk County; Town of Clinton in De Witt County; Union Hill High School;
Beneficiary Association of San Antonio; Houston Insurance Company; Texas
Baptist Publication Society; Nash Iron, Steel, and Copper Manufacturing Com-
pany in Cass County; New Braunfels Academy; Amending the Act to incorporate
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