Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 186 of 1,110
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HISTOR Y OF DALLAS COUNTY.
SEC. 5.-That the election for said county
seat shall be conducted in conformity with
the existing laws regulating elections at the
time thereof, and the returns made in ten
days to' the chief justice of said county;
who shall declare the place receiving the
highest or greatest number of votes to be
the legal seat of justice of said county; provided
any one place shall have received a
majority of all the votes polled at said election;
but in case no one place shall have received
a majority as aforesaid, then the chief
justice shall immediately order another election,
giving ten days' notice thereof, posted
up as before stated, putting in nomination
the two places that receive the greatest number
of votes; which said election shall be conducted
and returns made as heretofore provided;
and the place then receiving the greatest
number of votes shall be declared to be
the county seat of justice of said county;
provided it does not exceed five'miles from
the center of said county.
SEC. 6.-That Rev. James Smith, Amon
McComas, R. J. West, Wv J. Walker and Micajah
Goodwin, of whom three may consitute
a quorum to do business, shall be and they are
hereby appointed commissioners to lay out,
sell and transfer lots, if necessary, and to
superintend the carrying out of such propositions
as may have been made in favor of the
location selected, and report to the chiefjustice
whether or not the bonds containing propositions
in favor of said place have been strictly
complied with by the makers and obligors
of the same.
SEC. 7.-That as soon as the county buildings
are received by said coinmissioners, .and
reported to the chief justice, the clerks of
the districts and county courts, sheriffs and
county surveyors shall remove their offices
and papers to the place selected for said
county seat; and all courts shall be held thereafter
at the said county seat.
SEC. 8.-That all laws and parts of laws
conflicting with this act be, and the same are
hereby repealed; and that this act take effect
and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved Jan. 11, 1850.
Under the above and last act the general
election was held August 5, 1850, for locating
the county seat, and resulted as follows:
For Dallas 191
" Hord's Ridge (now O..k Cliff) 178
" Cedar Springs 101
236 votes being necessary for a choice, on
the 31st of the same month, August, 1850,
another election was held, resulting thus:
For Dallas 244
" Hord's Ridge 216
231 being necessary for a choice, Dallas
was chosen as the county seat.
The following certificate as to the correctness
of the above acts was made and certified
to by the chief clerk of the secretary of said
STATE OF TEXAS, )
DEPARTMENT OF STATE. S
I. J. R. Curl, Chief Clerk and acting
Secretary of State of the State of Texas, do
hereby certify that the within and foregoing.
is a true and correct copy of the acts of the
Legislature of the State of Texas entitled as
follows with date of approval: "An Act
creating the county of Dallas," approved
March 30, 1846; "An Act to establish the
seat of justice of Dallas county", approved
April 18, 1846; "An Act providing for the
election of officers for Dallas county"', approved
May 12, 1846; "An Act to provide
for fixing the seat of justice of the county
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/186/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.