Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 267
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Authorising the President to call out the Militia.
Resolved, by the senate and house of representatives of the republic
of Texas, in congress assembled, That the president be and
he is hereby authorized to order out forthwith such a portion
of the militia as he may think proper for the better protection
of the frontier.
B. T. ARCHER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President pro tern. of the Senate.
Approved, June 12, 1837.
To Dispose of Galveston and other Islands of the Republic of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
republic of Texas, in Congress assembled, That the secretary
of the treasury be, and he is hereby authorized and required to
cause the Island of Galveston except the league and labor sold
to M. 'B. Menard and associates, and all other Islands within
this republic to be surveyed in lots not less than ten nor exceeding
forty acres each, and that he cause the same to be sold at
auction to the highest bidder, on the second Monday of November
next at the state house in the city of Houston, the proceeds
of the sale to be paid in specie or the notes of current
and specie paying banks, in the following manner, to wit:
one fourth part thereof to be paid down, and the other threefourth
to be in three equal instalments of three, six and nine
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That all persons, aliens not
excepted, shall have the privilege of purchasing and holding the
same, and the president is authorized to issue patents to them
SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That the proceeds of the
sales of all such Islands as may be sold by virtue of this act,
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