Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62 Page: 85
PROVISIONS AND LA t
SPECIFICALLY APPLICABLE TO DE WITT COUNTY
Land office No. 9 established, composing all that tract of country
theretofore embraced in the colony of De Witt; located at town of
Gonzales. T.A., Dec. 22, 1836, Gammel, Laws, I, 1278. (See map,
p. 14, supra)
County organized for judicial purposes;, boundaries defined (see map,
p. 14, sjpra); Daniel B. Friar, Ralph Campbell, Joseph Lawrence, James T.
Wood, Ben M. Craig, and James N. Smith appointed commissioners to select
site for the seat of justice, authorized to:receive or purchase land for
it, and directed to hold election for a chief justice and all other
officers for county purposes; seat of justice named Cuero; time of holding
county court set for 2d Mondays in January, April, July, and October;
county placed in 4th judicial district. T.A., Feb. 2, 1842, ibid., II,
761. Declared unconstitutional. Stockton v. Montgomery (1842), Dallam,
House of D. B. Friar designated place of holding district and county
courts until county seat located. T.A., Feb. 5, 1842, Gammel, Laws,
County created from territory of Gonzales, Victoria, and Goliad Counties;
boundaries established. T.A., Mar. 24, 1846, ibid., II, 1324.
(See map, p. 14, supra)
James M. Baker, /Joht7 Troy, L, B. Friar, James Blair, and Andrew Lockhart
appointed commissioners to locate county seat not more than 5 miles
from center of county; empowered to receive donations of, or to purchase
not more than 640 acres for county seat. T.A., Mar. 24, 1846, ibid.,
County placed in 2d judicial district. T.A.., Apr. 11., 1846; ibid., II,
All claims against Victoria County, held by citizens of De Witt County
who were formerly citizens of Victoria County, declared chargeable
against Victoria County with same force as under its original terr.itorial
limits. T.A., Apr. 23, 1846, ibid., II, 1430.
County boundaries changed. T.A., Feb. 26, 1848, ibid., III, 40. (See
map, p. 14, supra)
Election to locate county seat set for 2d Monday in July 1848; chief
justice directed to receive and post in each precinct notice of "such
propositions as may be offered by the citizens of the county, as inducements
in favor of the election of places recommended as suitable locations
for the county seat of said county"; these propositions to be made
in form of penal bonds collectible in law for use of county to erect
county buildings; chief justice authorized to receive donations not to
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