The Texas Almanac for 1870, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas Page: 63
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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. 68
Sxce. 32. It shall be the duty of the Legislature immediately to expell from
the body any member who shall receive or offer a bribe, or suffer his vote
influenced by promise of preferment or reward; and every person so offending
and so expelled shall thereafter be disabled from holding any office of honor,
trust, or profit in this State.
Sec. 33. Elections of senators and representatives shall be general through-
out the State, and shall be regulated by law.
SEc. 34. The whole number of senators shall, at the next session after
the several periods of making the enumeration, be fixed by the Legislature
and apportioned among the several districts to be established by law, accord-
ing to the number of qualified electors, and shall never be less than ninteen
nor more than thirty.
SEC. 35. The members of the Legislature shall, at the first session here-
after,' receive from the treasury of the State; as their compensation, eight
dollars for each day they shall be in attendance, and eight dollars for each
twenty-five miles in traveling to and from the seat of government. The
above rates of compensation shall remain till changed by law.
SEc. 36. The Legislature shall proceed, as early as practicable, to elect
senators to represent this State in the Senate of the United States, and also
provide for future elections of representatives to the Congress of the United
States; and on the second Tuesday after the first assembling of the Legislature
after the ratification of this constitution, the Legislature shall proceed to ratify
the 13th and 14th articles of amendment to the constitution of the United
State of America.
SEC. 37. In order to settle permanently the seat of government, an elec-
tion shall be holden throughout the State at the usual places of holding elec-
tions, at the first general election after the acceptance of this constitution by
the Congress of the United States, which shall be conducted according to law,
at which time the people shall vote for such place as they may see proper for
the seat of government,; the returns of said election to be transmitted to the
governor with other returns of that election.
If either place voted for shall have a majority of the whole number of
votes,cast, then the same shall be the permanent seat of government. But
in case neither place voted for shall have the majority of the whole number
of votes given in, the governor shall issue his proclamation for an election to
be holden in thq same manner, at the next following general election between
the two places having the highest number of votes at the first election. This
election shall be conducted in the same manner as at the first, and the returns
made to the governor, and the place having the highest number of votes
shall be the permanent seat of government.
SEC..38. The first Legislature shall pass such laws as will authorize the
clerks of the district court and the justices of the peace of the several counties
to issue executions, after the adjournment of each term of their respective
courts,-against the plaintiff or defendent, for all costs created by them in any
suit or suits therein.
SEC. 39. Until otherwise provided by law, the senatorial and representa-
tive districts shall be composed of the following counties :
1st District-Counties of Chambers, Jefferson, Orange, Liberty, Harden, :New-
ton, Jasper, Tyler and Polk.
2d District-Counties of Trinity, Angelina, San Augustine, Sabine, Nacog-
doches and Shelby.
3d District-Counties of Houston and Cherokee.
4th District-Counties of Anderson, Henderson and Van Zandt.
5th District-Counties of Rusk and Panola.
6th District-Counties of Smith and Upshur.
7th District-County of Harrison.
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The Texas Almanac for 1870, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas, book, January 1870; Galveston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123775/m1/65/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.