Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62 Page: 25
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I, COM ISSI ONERS COUT.
The records of the commissioners court are 'rept in the county
clerks vault unless otherwise indicated,
1. COMIISSIONSEIS COURT MINUTTES, 16-. 1 vols. (A-K).
Clerk's record of county business administered by the commissioners
court in regular and special meetings, including: organization of the
county at the first meeting; approval of bonds, reports, and accounts of
county officers; orders to road overseers, condemnation proceedings to
acquire rights-of-way, approval of petitions and contracts for road and
bridge building and repair; creation of voting precincts, election orders,
canvasses of election returns; creation of school districts to
1915; issuance of courthouse, jail, road, and bridge bonds; orders for
surveys of county boundary lines; appointiient of officers to fill vacancies;
and action on bills and claims presented. Minutes for each meeting
show date and place of meeting, names of presiding officer aCnd commissioners
present, subject of business and court action, and signatures
of presiding officer and county clerk. Also contains: (Tax Levy Minutes),
entry 11; (Board of Equalization Minutes), 176--, entry 277.
Arr. chron. by court term, by order of hearing thereunder. 1846-1937,
10 vols. (A-J), i-ndexed al-)h. by first letter of surname of party concerned
or by subject of business, chron. by date of hearing thereunder;
1937--, 1 vol. (K), no index. 1846-1909 hdw.; 1909-
typed. 640 pp.
16 x 12 x 2.
For proceedings of the court allowing claims, 1888--, see entry 4;
approving treasurer's reports, 1916-29, see entry 6; sitting as a board
of inquiry and review, 1899--, see entry 17; tabulating election returns,
1858-1907, see entry 19; handlin!
road business, 1890-1925, see entry
27; appointing road overseers, 1904-05, see entry 28; sitting as a board
of land commissioners, 1346-56, see entry 322.
2. CO',!IS>SIOT(\ERS COURT DOCCIET, 1883-1920. 3 vols. Discontinued.
Cleri.'s register of business to be handled in commissioners court meetings,
showing file number, "subject of business, name of person involved,
filing date, and date set for consideration. Arr. chron. by court term.
No index. Hdw. pr. hd. 420 pp. 15 x 1t x 2. 1 vol., 1911-20, W. strm.
3. (PAPERS OF BUILDING TNEW JAIL), 1916. 1 f.b.
Original bids, advertisements, contracts, and specifications for jail
building. Arr. chron. No index. Hdw. and typed. 11 x 5 x 14.
4. MIiNUTES OF ACCOU1NTS ALLOWVTED, 1888--. 12 vols (1-12).
Clerk's record of claims filed against the county and allowed by the
commissioners court, showing number, amount, and purpose of claim, date
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Historical Records Survey. Texas. Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62, book, January 1940; San Antonio, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25252/m1/33/?rotate=90: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .