Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 259
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oath of office, and whose duty it shall be to perform the duties
of the principal, when from any unavoidable cause lie may be
rendered ins ompetent to perform his duties as required by law:
and at such ports as would permit, the chief clerk may be appointed.
And be it further provided, That the principal collector
shall be held accountable for the acts of his deputy, an - all
other subordinate officers by him intrusted. And the principal
or deputy shall have the power to administer oaths in all
cases pertaining to their duties. They shall not be removed
from office during the administration under which they were appointed,
without just cause. And be itf-urtherprovided, That all
duties or public dues of whatever nature or description, shall be
collected or paid in gold, silver, or such current bank paper
as the authorities shall from time to time direct. And all debts
due to this republic for duties or other public revenue, shall be
considered and have preference and privilege over all other
B. T. ARCHIER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President pro tern. of the senate.
Approved, June 12, 1837.
To raise a Public Rev.-nue by direct Taxation.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted, bly the Senate and House of Representatives
of the republic of Texas, in Congress assembled, That
there shall be levied on all real, personal, or mixed property,
within this republic, a direct tax equal to one half of one per
,cent. ad valorem, which shall be levied and collected in tie way
and manner hereafter provided.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, &c. That there shall be appointed
in each county of this republic one assessor, which shall.
be appointed by the county courts of the several counties, who.
shall require of them bond and security for their faithful performance,
and administer to them their oaths of office,. which
oath shall be the same as prescribed for all public officers, varying
the same to suit their several offices. It shall be the duty
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Front cover, spine, and title page of the first volume of Republic of Texas laws. One of a two-volume set; this volume contains 3 volumes and is the personal copy of Anson Jones; "Jones, Barrington, 1845" scratched on leather cover; Jones' signature throughout
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Texas (Republic). Secretary of State. Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01., book, 1838; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45356/m1/259/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .