Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 271
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down the said river to the place of beginning, form a county to
be called and known by the name of Houston county.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the citizens of said county
be, and are hereby authorised and required to elect seven
commissioners, who, (a majority of them concurring,) shall select
a site for the seat of justice of said county.
SEc. 3. Be itfurther enacted, That the president be, and he
is hereby authorized to order an election for one representative,
and all the officers of the county to take place on the first Monday
of September next and also to appoint commissioners to
hold said election.
B. T. ARCHER,
Speaker of the house of representative.
President pro tern. of the Senate.
Approved, June 12, 1837.
To authorize the President to appoint a Commissioner to run the Boundary
line between the United States of America, and the
Republic of Texas.
Be it enacted, by the senate and house of representatives of the
repitblic of Texas, in Congress assembled, That the president be
and he is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint a commissioner,
by and with the advice and consent of the senate, to
unite with such commissioner as may be appointed by the United
States of America, to run and mark the boundary line between
the two governments, from latitude thirty-second degree
north on the Sabine river, to the Rio Roxo or the Red River,
agreeable to the treaty made and entered into, between the said
United Statesand Spain, in the year one thousand eight hundred
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid to
said commissioner out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise
appropriated, the sum of fifty dollars per di-em, from the
time he may reach the point of departure on the Sabine river,
until the said line be completed; which per diem, pay shall in24*
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