The Texas Almanac for 1861 Page: 90
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SU TEXAS ALMANAC.
ment approved Nov. 28,\1857, and extends the time for payment by the settlers
for their 160 acres or less, from October 1st, 1859, to January 1st, 1861.
Chap. 4. AraORIaTIrON FOR REwARDs.-Appropriates $10,000 to enable the
Governor to offer rewards for fugitives from justice.
Chap. 5. ApDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONs.-Appropriates $15,000 in addition to
the $110,000 in chapter 1st above, to pay.any contingent expenses of the Eighth
Chap. 6. SPECIAL ELECTION.-Provides for an election in Harrison county to fill
the vacancy of Senator occasioned by the resignation of Hon. L. T. Wigfall.
Chap. 7. PATENTING CERTIFICATEs.-Provides that all genuine Head-Right Cer-
tificates and Tobey and Bryan Scrip, not presented to the Court of Claims within
the time prescribed, may be patented by the Commissioner of Claims. He may
also patent all certificates or warrants issued by the Commissioner of Claims.
Second section authorizes Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue cer-
tain duplicate head-right certificates, and certificates for unlocated balances.
Chap. 8. PRINTING PROCLAMATION.-Appropriates $2000 to pay for printing
the Governor's Proclamation ordering the vote on the proposed Amendment of
the Constitution, August last, and for previous Proclamations.
Chap. 9. REGULATING PUBLIC SALES IN BASTROP CoUNTY.-Authorizes sheriffs
and others making sales required by law, to advertise the same to take place at the
store of J. M. Finney & Co. instead of the Court-House.
Chap. 10. SIxTH JUDICIAL DISTRcT.-Changes the time for holding Court in
in this District, as shown in the article in this ALMANAC giving the times, etc. for
all the District courts of the State.
Chap. 11. FRONTIER PRoTECTION.-Authorizes the Governor to raise one regi-
ment or less of mounted men, of ten companies, one half to be placed immediately
on the frontier to act as minute men in the service of the State, against the In-
dians. Each company to consist of eighty-three men rank and file, to be enlisted
for twelve months. Each company to elect its own officers. The companies to
elect one Colonel, one Lieutenant-Colonel, and one Major; and each company
to elect one Captain, three Lieutenants, four Sergeants, four Corporals and one
Surgeon. One of the Lieutenants to be selected to act as Quartermaster and Com-
missary for the company, with the rank of Second-Lieutenant. Should two
or more companies act together, these Lieutenants shall act as the Command-
ing Officer may direct, as Quartermasters, Commissaries, or Adjutants. Such
non-Commissioned Staff as may be necessary shall be appointed from among the
The officers and men provide themselves with arms, horses and all accoutre-
ments, but are furnished by the State with provisions, ammunitions, medicine,
forage, etc. The pay of the Colonel is $180 per month, of the Lieutenant-Colonel
$150, of the Major $125, of the Captain $100, of First Lieutenant $75, of Second
Lieutenant $60, of Sergeant $4 per month in addition to the pay of privates,
of Corporals $3, in addition to the pay of privates, and of privates $25 per month.
Commissioned Staff Officers receive $20 per month extra to the pay of their rank,
and non-commissioned officers $8, in addition to the pay of privates. The Surgeon
receives $120 per month, furnishes his own instruments, but furnished by the State
The whole force to be raised as the Governor may direct, and to be stationed
wherever ordered by the Governor, being entirely subject to his control; and to
be discharged whenever he may deem their services no longer necessary, or turned
over to the United States should provision be made toaccept them.
Chap. 12. DIscourTs AND SET-OFF.-Amends the Act of February 5th, 1850,
and provides that should the defendant reduce by set-off, the plaintiff's claim be-
low the amount of which the court has jurisdiction, judgment shall still be given
him for the balance, together with the costs. But should the set-offexceed the
plaintiff's claim, then the defendant shall have judgment for the excess, and the
costs shall also be given to the defendant, in case his set-off was acquired before
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