Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 263
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the convention of March, eigteen hundred and thirty-six: and
the acts and joint resolutions of this congress, and that he firnish
each member of this congress, the several judges, justices,
clerks and sheriffs of this republic with a copy of each.
B. T. ARCHER,
Speaker of the House of R prescntatirs.
President pro tern. of the Senabe.
Approved, June 12, 1837.
Supplementary to an act entitled " an act to establish a general
land office for the republic of Texas," passed Dec. 22, 1836.
SEC.. 1. Be it rnacte by the Senate and Horse oJ Represcnaticvs
of the repua lic of' Texas, in Congress assembled, That the
land office, a3 established by the act passed on the twcnty-seeond
day of December last, sh.ll go inio operation on the first
day of October next, unless the county shall be invaded to an
extent inducing the President to call out at least one third of
the militia for its defence; in which case the President shall
have power to close the land office by proclamation, until such
invasion has terminated.
SEc. 2. Be it further enacted, &c. That the whole republic
of Texas shall be sectionized as follows: One base line
and four meridian lines shall be run in sucli manner as tth
commissioner of the general land office hall direct; provide,
that no locations or surveys heretofore made agreeal)ly to law,
shall be affected by such sectionizing; and providedfiurlher, that
these sectional lines shcill not affect the previous or future surveys
of land; but all lands surveyed for individuals, or for the
government, lying on water courses, shall front one half of the
square on the water, the line running at right angles with the
general course of the stream, and all oth-'rs, not on water
courses, shall be square, if previous lines will permit; and if
n'ot, to be run as circlunmltances will permit.
SEC. 3. Be it furtherr euacted, &cc. That in all cases the
registers ald receivers of the land offices shall be furnished with
written instructions by the commissioner of the general land
office, for their government.
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