The Texas Democrat (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 20, 1846 Page: 3 of 4
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together, with the bloc ot our citizens and
neighbors, id the consideration which pur-
chased' our present prosperous condition, will
not-be denied. TliPt the Legislature should
now pass that debt by as a matter nfliule or
- unimnortant consideration, seems to my mind
without excuse or palliation. An individual-!
. who has received pecuniary aid from indivi-
dual kindness, and would disregard it by
wholly neglecting to proVidc such means as
t wks in his power in return', would be condemn-
ed toinfamy in private life. In a government
-;the.principle is not changed, nor is the obliga-
; v THOMAS F. M'KINNEY.
'Endorsed. Presented May 12th. Senate
refused to spread on their Journals.
' Xostlv, May 14, 1846.
To the Acts and Joint Resolutions passed
,at thejirst Session of the Legislature of
, - the State of 1 exas.
93 "An act to establish and incorporate the
city oftCorpus Christi.
f&- 94 An act authorizing the Governor to de-
.fSrnand monies due the State of Texas by the
:,SL nntfornmiint nf llio United StSltPS.
95 An act creating the county of Navarro.
96 Joint' resolution authorizing plaintiffs or
'.defendants, or their agents, to file in the Su-
JfPrerae Court briefs of their case, which shall
'97Anjfctlo authorize the institution of
uits against the State.
' 98 Joiut resolution for disposing of n pnr-
tion of the public buildings in. the city of A us-'
99 An act to establish the of county of Cass.
J00 An act to restore hinds sold for taxes
and bid in by$the Government, to tlfe former
Voirners. ' ,
" 101 Joint" resolution granting the Hon.
John Hemphill, Chief Justice of the Supreme
! -Court, leave of absence fioin the State.
102 An act to organize the county of Up-
103 An act requiring the county of Grimes
.t'o pay.a portion of the debt of Montgomery
i .104 An act creating the county of Hen-
dersnn. 105 An act for the relief of James Gilliam,
assignee of Jese Billingsly.
106 An act transfering part of tho Iinbili-
- tiesnfMilnm county, to Bmlesnn county.
107 Joint jesolution instructing our Sena-
tors and requesting our Representatives in
-the Congress of the Uui'ed States, to procure
the establishment of certain mail routes.
JUS -An actio provide mr closing me uusi-
nes of the late War ami. Marine Department.
. .4. 109 An net to incorporate the society of
' " Free Masons, composed of Lodges and Chap-
. I -- W0 Joint resolution concerning roads in
. , Robertson county;
. - 111 An act to raise a revenue by direct
- . . 112 An act to'rpqiire the counties of Polk
"i" and Tyler, to pay a portion of the couirty
- tifebt of the county of Liberty.
,113 An act to require the courts of Tyler
county to 'be holden at Town Bluff, insaid
.county, uiitil the county site be' permanently
" -located. '. tt i -
fllP"11"10 e"anze 'lne several -seals
'i-rJXwUr:jttCoIlis3ionor of the
, 15Joiut resolution prescribing the mode
rofwofifyJiig the Governor when a bill creating
&m aJJrivatV'corporation has constitutionally pas-
Bed both Houses of the Legislature.
M6TAn acuto provide fur the registration
of thp separate property of 'married women.
17 An actio provide for the organization
"ofthe counties of San Patricio and Nueces.
IIS Joint resolution to authorize E. G.
Rector to se!IJand"transfer his 640 acres of
..donation land,'jtpjwhieh he is entitled for
having participated in the battle of San Ja-
. -cinto. ,
. ,119 Joint resolution declaring the cxclu-
'" slve right of the State of Texas to juri.-dictiou
orer the soil included within the limits thereof.
120 An act defining the mode of conveying
property in which the wife has an interest.
-121 An act for the regulation of wreck
T122 An act requiring the Governor to no-
tify Chief Justices of counties, of the appoint-
s,ment of Notaries Public and to hare the seine
.published in a newspaper.
123' An act requiring juries in certain ca-
ses to asses the amount of line to be imposed
-or punishment to be inflicted.
124 An act to provide for revising", diges-
ting and arranging the laws civil and crimi-
nal of a. gennal nature.
,- 125 An act supplementary to the several
cts for-the relief of minute men, created uu--der
an act approved Feb. 4th, 184 1.
126 An act to legalize the official acts of
CJhief Justices and Associate Justices, and
-courts of county Commissioners wbile setting
aB bonrds nf l-.nul Commissioners.
127 An act to 'repeal an ncf supplementary
f. to an act authorizing the i-suing of duplicate
JandwurrantK, discharges and head right, on
certain conditions approved Feb. 15ih, 1841.
128 An act requiring county surveyors to
- record certain lieldlioies.
129 An act to au.ht rize the chief justices
of the various counties, elected on the 1st
'.'' Mondy in February last, to act until their
successors are elected under lh laws of the
130 An act to apportion in part, the public
iebt of the county of Fannin, between tlje
new counties created within the former limits
. jf the same.
. .,,131 An act supplementary to an acWo cre-
mate and organize the county of Panolar
132 An act for the relief of any, person who
may have purchased lots in tbe city of Aus-
tin. and out lots upon the tract adjoining.
v 133 Joint resolution requesting tbe Gover-
nor to appoint some suitable person to pro
ceed to the Indian tribes.
.- 134 Joint resolution making an appropri-1 192 An act gniug jurisdiction to the district
' ation to enable the Governor to send out des- j n"d 'iferior courts in certain canes.
notches for the security of the country. j 193 An act to make valid and i-fficient co-
135 An act requiting the Cnminiovioner of P'es of field notes which may have been ln-re-Hhe
General Land Office to isbiie patents in 'ofore, or may he hereafter, lost or accidentally
thp nnme. nd bv the uuthoritv of tin SiiiIm nf i drtroved.
,J.-ftl36 An act regulating juries.
"137 An act supplementary o the several
nets for the relief of minute men, created un-
der an "act approved Feji.,-4,1841.
138 An act requiringthe county of New-
ton to pny a portion ofcthe debt of the county
of Jasper. JSm
$ 139 An net requirinpur county treasurer
pfl" Paschal county to pay' over all monies col-
..- , , ,- rf --. ---
lected bv him for county pnrnnseswhich re-
mained in his possession after the said county
of Paschal was declared unconstitutional and
his said office thereby abolished.
140 An act for the relief of John Karner.
141 An act to authorize the Governor to
rrocure and have copied for the benefit of the
several counties of this State, a full set of
weights and measures in conformity to the
standard now and adopted by the Government
of the United Sfates, and providing for the
distribution of the same.
142 An act prescribing the duties and pow-
ers of the Commissioners appointed to locate
the county seats of Panola and Upslior coun-
ties. 143 An act to authorize the Commission-
er of the General Land Office to issue a pat-
ent to Joseph McGee.
144 An act to apportion the liabilities of
the county of Houston, between said county
and the county of Anderson.
154 An act to provide for raising a jury
146 An act to incorporate the La Vacn,
Guadalupe and San Saba Railroad Company.
147 An act to authorize the appointmeni
of commissioners to take acknowledgments of
deeds and other instruments of writing execu-
ted out of this State.
148 An act authorizing and requiring the
Commissioner of the General Land Office to
issue patents to claimants on lands lying in
uvo or more counties.
149 An act to define the duties of Secreta-
ry of State.
150 An act to provide for the appointment
of patrols and to prescribe their duties and
151 Joint resolution for the relief of Charles j rp0 auilorizt f,c appaintmrni of Commis-
B. Snow. I sioncrs to take the acknowledgments of dteds,
152 Resolution authorizing the Governor. depositions, and other instruments of icriting
to take command of troops, fce
153 An act for the relief of Thomas An-
derson. 154 An act to prevetit slaves from hiring
their own time, or their owners from hiring
ihem to other slaves, free negroes or mulat-
155 An act creating the county of Titus.
156 An act to require the deputy survey-
ors of the several new counties to procure maps
of all the surveyed lands laying in their re-
157 An act to organize the district courts
and to define their powers and jurisdiction.
15S An act defining the duties of the At-
torney General of the Slate, of Texas.
159 An act regulating elections.
160 An act to incorporate the Colorado
and Wilson Creek Railroad Company.
161 An act ceding to the United States
jurisdiction over all forts and arsenals withinl
162 An act prescribing the manner in which
stock certificates of the consolidated funded
debt of the Republic of Texas shall be trans-
ferred. 163, An act to establish a Slate Peniten-
164 An, actio amend the 1st section of an
act approved 14th January 1840, entitled an
act authorizing the js"JTlg, of duplicate land
warrants, ,dischargesiunjcertificutes, for
Iieadngnt claims it ponTcer tai rf.co nd 1 1 to n s.
165 An act reqiiiringlthe'. county of Titus
to'pav a'portiomof the debt of the county.bfl
Red Rivrr, "- ' '' ' " "''
IGG-lAv. act requiring the county of La Vn-
ca to pay a portion of the debt of Colorado
167 An act to incorporate the La Grange
163 An a t regulating the manner of run-
ning county lines.
169 An act to establish a General Land
Office for the State of Texas.
170 An act tb provide for the registry of
deeds and other instruments of writing.
171 Ah actto fix the times nf holding elec-
tions for members to the Congress of the Uni-
172 An act providing for the election of
officers for Dallas county.
173 An act locatiiig the seat of justice of
1.74 An act to regulate the license and prac-
tice of attornies and counsellors at law.
17o An sict to organize the Supreme Court
of the Stale of Texas.
176 An act to authorize the opening arrd
construction of a turnpike mad from the city
of Houston to the town of Brenhani.
177 An act to define more particularly the
western boundaries of Milam county.
173 Joint resolution for the relief of the
heirs of John G. Welchmeyer.
179 An 'act for the relief of Andrew J.
180 An act requiring the Commissioner of
the General Land Office to issue patents up-
on unconditional hendright certificates for
131 An act defining the office and duties
182 An act to provide for the issuing of
patents to the assignees of good and genuine
unconditional h adright laud certificates.
183 An net defining the office and duties of
184 Joint resolution requiring the Comp-
troller of the State of Texas to settle certain
accounts! " t
185 An act to create a land district com-po-ed
of the counties of San 'Patricio and
186 An act for the relief of Pfat. Anmry.
187 An act to define the timeVofi holding
whe Courts in the several Judicial Districts in
the State of Texas. .
183 An act incorporating the town of New
169 An act for tl c regulation of limited
190 An act to, incorporate the city of Austin
of the Clerk nf said county.
,nl . -. . rrril rl
' 195 A,? providing for the transfer of re-
cords of adu,in,s.ra,iontonewcoun:ie-.
196 An act definin- the duties of District
197 An act to organize Justices courts, and
to define the powers and jurisdiction of the
198 An act to organize Probate courts.
191 An act authorriiig the rom'itV court of The Traveller had passed through the gate closed bis labors as a public man. , CERTIFICATE for one league and la-
Brazoriu county to have a duplicate mad- of when the accident happened, and discov- . G-- i-n-U came to Austin a lew weeiw borof hind, number not recollected, dated
the record book of deeds and other writings, ' erin- that llie Oregon was Hi trouble, im- since to attend to some business in the Leg.s- tje d dnyofainr 1839, issued by tht hoard
numbered and known as book C in the office, mediatelv nut back lor her relief. The 're- l,Je .."" ,or.smnc. tim? "m,Icl ed y of land commissioners for Washington county,
An act to prevent confusion injudicial
lings arising from the repeal of lajjfs
under which they were had or occurred
200 An act authorizing volunteers to elect
their own officers.
203 An act to fix the pay and mileage for
members of the Legislature;
202 An act to incorporate the several coun-
ties in this State which now exist or which
may hereafter be established.
203 An act to incorporate the town of
Crockett in the county of Houston.
204 An act providing how the new conn-
ties made by this Legislature out of the terri-
tory of Nacogdoches county, shall pay their
portion of the debt due by the said county of
205 An act to provide for the publication of
thp laws of the State,
206 An act regulatii g appeals to. the Su-
preme court in criminal cases.'
207 An act organizing county courts.
208 An act regulating the office of county
209 An act defining the offico and duties of
210 An act making appropriations for the
support of the Government for the years 1846
211 An act creating the seal of the Adju-
tant General's office.
212 An act to provide for the assessment
and collection of taxes.
213 An act defining the office Mid duties of
214 An act to regulate proceedings in the
executed on nf this State.
Sr.exiOiV 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature
of the State of Texas, That thp Governor of
the State of Texas is hereby authorized tr
name and appoint, an t commission one or
more pernios in each, or such of the other
States of the United States, or th ; District of.
Columbia 'as he may drem expedient, which
Commissioners shall continue in office during
the pleasure oflhe Governor, and shall have
authority to take the acknowledgments and
proofs of the execution of any deed, mort
gage, or oilier conveyance of any lands, tene-
ments, or iiereditametits, and also to take the
examination of married women as to their
relinquishment of any right, ti le,or interest
which they may have in any lands l3'ing, or
being in the State.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That any
.contract, letter of attorney, or other writing
under seal to be used or recorded in this State,
and such acknowledgment, or proof taken or
made in the manner directed cy the laws of
this State and certified by any one said Com-mi.-sinners
before whom the same shall be ta-
ken or made under his'seul, which certificate
shall be endorsed on, or annexed to said deed
or instrument aforesaid, shall have the same
effect and be as. good nod valid in law for all
purposes as if the same had been. made or ta-
ken as now required by law. f
Secy 3J3e it further enacted, That every
coinmissinner appointed by virtue of this act,
shallhave full power and authority to? admi-
nister an oath or affirmation 'to a try person
who shall be wi'Iing and desirous jn ihhIs
such oath or ainrmatiou neiore mm. and sucti
uffidnviLoraffirrniition made before such Com-
missioner, shall be, atuhjs. herehyeclared to
be as good and effectual lo all intents and
purposes, as if taken by any officer' ill. this
State competent to take the same. -
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That'ievery
Commissioner appointed as aforesaid before
he shall proceed to perform anyduty under
and hythis law, shalj tufce and suliscnbe an
oath or 'aflirmalion'before the Clerk o'f any
Court of Record in the City or County in
which such Commissioner may reside, well
and faithfully in execute and pel form all the
duties of such Commissioner.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted; That every
Commissioner appointed under this act, slmli
have power and authority to take depositions
under a commission issued to him according
to law, from any court in this State to be used
as in evidence so any case pending in a court
of the same, when returned as prescribed by
latv. -" WM.'II. BOURLAND,
Speaker of the House nf Representatives.
A. C. HORTON,
President nf the Senate.
Approved 8ih May, A. D. 1846.
J. PINCKNEY HENDERSON.
Disaster to the Steamer Oregon.-
The splendid steamer Oregon, Capt. St;
John j which cost M03000, in attempting
to come through Flurlgate. on Saturday-
morning ahout 4 o'clock, unfortunately got ,
upon the rocks called the Grjdiron. The
engine was immediately stopped, but the
mischief had been done: she was hard and
fast; and in a moment after, both her how--I
and stern settled a foot or two, leaving her
Water soon began to flow
;. n. ..i,i rfe ...,! ,iin nr i,,fnrn,:,nf
ir. :.' u'f Q nn, ii,o 1,1,,
floors. Her centre doubtless rests upon u4
, , i . . .... r nu. .
roch. wutie iur exireiiuiira uiu ure. i u
passengers were taken off by the ferry boat
Astoria, and transfered to the steamer Trav-
eller, Capt- Joel Stone, from New Haven,
and by her brought down to the city, where
they arrived about two hours after the acci-
dent. While on board the latter boat, they
I organized themselves into a meeting, with
j Geo. Howland, Esq , of New Bedford, as
1 Chairman, and Mr. Otis ol this cilv, as Sec
retary, and passed resolutions of thanks to
Capt. Stone for his k ndiiess and attention.
, IIMIIIWVI Wl wti.JUl.il v .. . .v. - . v,
of whom was injured, nor were they very ,
badly frightened, rel.et being so near at i
hand. There was very little wind at the
time, and a, bright moon-light.
The tide was" pretty well up when the
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UlHlL wciu uu, upmiii iiui, hv ij .. .j,.---
Whether she will he saved or lost, is yet a
mailer of uncertainty
The Oregon is chiefly owned by Mr.
Oco. Law, of this city, and is uninsured.
iY. Y. Journal of Commerce.
S3" Gov. Henderson and a portion of
his staff left for the Rio Grande yesterday
t Showing the names, count represented,
emigration undpplitics.of the members of
NAMES. COUNTY. AGE. OCCUPATION. PLACE NAT'VV. EMIG TD. POLITICS.
Baeby.B. C. Red River. 36 Lawyer. , Virginia, 1839 Loco Foco.
Bourland J a. Lamar. 44 F.irmer. S. Caiolina. 1837 Democrat.
Burleson Edwar.d, Bastrop. 47 Farmer. N.Carolina.- 1830 Tyler man.
Brashear I. W. Harris.- 35 Merchant. Tennessee. 1832 Damocrat.
Cuney P. M. Aus.'.in. 33 Louisiana. 1840 Democrat.
Grimes Jesse, Montgomery. 59 Farmer. N.Carolina. 1327
Hogg J. L. Nacogdoches. 39, Georgia. 1841 Whig.
Jewett H. J. Robertson. 30 Lawyer. Maine. 1839 Polk man.
Kinney II. L. Merchant.
MeKiuney T. F. Galveston. 44 Merchant. Kentucky.- 1824 Tyler man.
McNeelJ. G. IJrazoria. 44' Kentucky.- 1822 Democrat.
Miller J. F. Colorado. 48 Scotland. 1536 Democrct.
Navarro J. A.' Bexar. 50- '" Bexar.
Parker Isaac, Houston. 53 Farmer. Tennessee. 1S33 Democrat.
PhillipsA.il. Victoria. Lawyer. New York. 1832 A nti tariff.
Robinson J. J. Sabine. 49 Farmer. N. Caroliu i. 1840 Democrat.
Scott rj- "
Wallace B. R. ' San Augustine. 43 Virginia. 1836 Democrat.
Williams W. M. Lamar. 36 Virginia. 1835 Democrat.
Williamson R. M. Washington. 41 Lawyer. Georgia. 1836 Democrat.
Wood Geo. T. Liberty. 32 Georgia. 1839 Democrat.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
NAMES. COUNTi. AGE. OCCUPATION. PLACE NAt'W. EMIG'tD. POLITICS.
Crump W. . Austin. 34 Farmer. N.Carolina. 1833 Democrat.
Adams G. W, Robertson. 32 Farmer. Virginia. 1837 Democrat.
Barry L. D. Red River. 31 Mechanic. N. Carolina. 1840
Brunch E. T." Liberty. 35 Lawyer. Virginia. 1835 Tariff man.
Bourland W. II. Lamar. 35 .Farmer. Kentucky. IS40 Demorrut.
Bnwn Jno. Nacogdoches. 53 Farmer. S. Carolina. IS'33 Demorrut.
Burroughs J. M. Sabine. 22 Lawyer. Alabama. 1344 Democrat.
Cazneau W. L. Travis. 34 Merchant. Mass. 1S30 Democrat.
"Charlton N. B. Libert'. 31 Farmer. Tennessee. 1S3"9 Democrat.
Clark E. Harrison. 28 Lawyer. Louisiana- 1842 Democrat.
Coolie Wilds K. Robertson. 20 Physician. Kentucky. 1S40 Democrat.
Cronican J as. Galveston. 37 Mechanic. Mass. IS37 Democrat.
Dickson D. C. Montgomery. 23 Physician. Mississippi. IS4I Democrat.
DuprceL. G. Washington. 36 Farmer. N.Carolina. 1842 Democrat.
Durham B. H. Bowie.. 35 Fanner. N. Cnrolina. 1833 Democrat.
Echols Win. F. Shelby. 46 Farmer. Georgia. 1344 Democrat.
Edwards II. II. Nacogdoches. 32 Merchant. Virginia. 1S25
Edwards Win. C. S.in Augustine. 22 Farmer. Louisiana. IS33 Republican.
Eddy Z. Wms. Tasper. 23 Merchant. Mass. 1838 Texan
Erath Gen. B. Milam. 33 Surveyor Austria. 1833 Democrat.
Gray P. W. Harris. 26 Lnvyer. Virginia. , 1833 Democrat.
Giliett Jas. S. Lamar. 23 Lawyer. Kentucky. 1843 Democrnt.
Gillinm Jaa. Red River, 42 Mechanic, Virginia. 1837 Republican.
Gnoch ; Red River. 53 Farmer. N. Carolina. 1336 Democrat.
Hollands. Harrison. 44 Farmer. Virginia. 1841 Democrat.
Hudson Jas. P. ' Fayette. 30 Surveyor. N. Cirolina. 1837
Irion Van R. Washington. 26 Fanner. Georgia. IS36 Democrnt.
Jones Henry, Matagorda. ' 39 Farm-r. N. Carolina. 1839 Nullifier.
Keibin C. G. Montgomery. 32 Pliysici.m. Tennessee. 1841 Democrat.
Muhry E. - Bastrop. 44 P..ysician. ' Tennessee. 183S Democrat.
McChirty C. F. Rusk. 24 Lawyer. Kentucky. 1844 Democrat.
McCown Hanson. 33 Farmer. S. Carolina. J34I
McCuUoch Benj. Guizalcs. 3l Soldier. Tennessee. 1835 Democrat.
McFarland Sam'l, Fannin. 3 Farmer. Ireland. lStf7 Democrat.
McNeill A. Montgomery. 39 Surveyor. N. Carolinn. IS37 Democrat.
Miller S.A. Houston. 36 Lawyer. Virginia. 1S39 Democrat.
Milhcan E. M. Brazos. 33 Farmer. S. Carolina. 1821
Mucklcroy David, Nacogdoches. 4() Farmer. Tennessee. 1837 Democrat.
Mullius Charles, Fayette. 55 Farmer. Virginia 1836 Democrat.
Noble J' S. Sabine. 29 Farmer. Mississippi. 1S40 Democrat.
Ogden D. C. Bexar. 30 Merchant. New York. 1833
Pattllo G. A. Jefferson. 50 Fanner. Georgia. 1S30 Republican.
I'easeE. M Brazoria. 33 Lawyer. Connecticut. 1835 Loco Foco.
Perkins S. W. Brazoria. 37 Farmer.' Kentucky. 1340
Perry Win. B. Colorado. 28 Fanner. N. Carolinn. 1839 Democrat.
Power Jus. Refugio. 57 Farmer. IndiaiiH v 1823
Ruler Chas. Austin. 43 Fanner. Kentucky. 1S10 Whig.
Ravner W. S Fort Bend. 35 Farmer. N. Carolina. 1341 Democrat.
lted"ate S. J. ' Colorado. '40 Farmer. London. 1835 Republican.
RoseJno. W. Victoria. 23 "Planter. Georgia. 1S40 Democrat.
Russell A.J. Bowie, 23 Lawyer. N. Carolinn. 1S42 Democrat.
Ryburn H. W. Fannin. 45 Farmer. 'Tennpssoe. 1841 Dem icrat.
Sadler Wm. T. Houston. 49 Farmer. N. Carolina. 1635 Democrat.
Savage I. S. Galveston. 53 Mechanic. Maine. 1839 Democrat.
Stbveuson Alex. San Patricio. 27 Merchant Pennsylvania. 1833 Whig.
Stewart C. B. Montgomery. 0 Farmer. S. C. 1830
Smith .J. N. O. Harris. 2 Printer. Mass. 1S35 Democrat.
Smith Jas. Rusk. 52 Farmer. S. Carolina. 1834 Democrat.
Swift A." Gonzales. 34 Surveyor. Virginia. 1837 Democrat.
Sublett II. W. San Augustine. 30 Lawyer. , Kentucky. 1835 Di-mocrat.
Taukersley B. F. Harris. 32 Lawyer. . Virginia. 1839 Democrat.
Truit Jas. Shelby. 50 Farmer. N Carolina. .1839 Democrat. .
While F. M. Jackson. 34 Fanner. . Tennessee. 1831
Williams' A. Goliad. 40 Soldier. N. Carolina. 1824 Whig.
Willie Jas. Washington. 23 Liwyer. Georgia. '1839 Democrat.
Died at Mr. Dieicrich'b hotel in this city, on
Wednesday morning; last, Gen. George
Whitfield Terrell. lie was horn in Nel
son county, Ky., in 1S03. He was the son
of Col. Jaines Terrell, a favorite officer of
Gen. Jackson's during the last war. Gen.
Terrell removed to Tennessee when young.
In 1S27 he was admitted to the bar. In
182S he was appointed District Attorney by
Gen. Sam Houston, then Governor of Tennes-
see. The following year he was elected to
the same office by the Legislature, and he
held it until his removal to Mississippi in
1S36. Under Gen. Carroll he was appointed
Quartermaster General of Tennessee
j early pari of the yi-ar I8-10 he immigrated to
the Republic of Texus. In the summer of
Uhe Mime year, without solicitation on his
part, he was nppointedr.hy President Lamar,
District Judge on the .San Augustine district.
"" respon-inie siaimn ue gave .c. mi
versal satistaction that lie was nnanimoujy
.elected to the same office by the Congress of
He continued on the District until afier
Houston was inaugurated President.
when he wns appointed Attorney-General of
the Republic. He. was Indian Commissioner
from 1842 to 1S44. In December 1844 he
went as Minister to England. lie was first
unpointed by Prendeiil Houston, and subse-
quently nominated again by President Jones.
The prospect of annexation rendering it no
longer necessary to have a Minister nt th
Court of St. James, he returned to Texas in
Ic4o. Alter his return, he wns again ap
pointed Indian Commissioner by Dr. Jones.
With the duties of this special appointment he
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:i iinii'i iitji i i mi i iiii. ii ii 1 1 1 1 ii r ii iiiil iui iiinnr
cfi'mpcliiI with clmrck "A few (1 he'
finj h(g dejui he d n dpsiVe to receive
. . . rairiilll(lll, . ,.r,ir ,, rfll.,i n .,.
accordingly admitted into the Methodist Epis
copal Church, mid the sacrament of the Lord s
Supppr was administered to him and a few
other Christian friends by the Rev. Mr. Thrall.
Tlii-? was on Friday last. From this time
until his dentil he uxprej-sed his strong conti-j
dence in dml. and bis willingness tooie
last moments were spent in prayer to God
He constantly prnved that he might die calm-
ly. His prayer was granted. Those stand- I
ing around his bed wns not conscious that ho
wns dvttig until he censed to breathe. At I
wwnjnn '1.1 UTT
age., occupation place of nativity, time of
the first Legislature of the State of Texas.
o'clock, P. M., a funeral discourse wns deli-
vered by Mr. Thrall ; after which he wus bu-
ried with .Masonic honors,- as he had long
I been an honored member of that fraternity.
He has left a widow, two children, and a large
circle of friends to mourn his loss: We could
say much in praise of his amiability, of his
superior talents, and of his unbounded bene-
volence, but we deem it unnecessary. His
memory will be cherished by all with whom
be has lipid intercourse during his protracted
public life, and he will live in the hearts of all
who knew him.
Austin, May 14, 1846.
Y the Subscriber, between Cummins'
Creek and the city of Austin, n pocket
book containing two notes one upon W. W.
Hill for fifty three dollars, due the first of Jan-
nary next, and one upon H. F. Terrell for
forty dollars, due January last. All persons
are warned not to purchase snid notes, and
the flavors are notified not to pay to any per-
son except mybelf.
May 20-3t PHINEAS BURCHA3D.
Y conditional certificate for three hundred
and twenty acres of land, No. 134, dated
1 1 tli July, 1839, issupd hy the board of land
commissioners for Bastrrp county. if the
same is not forthcoming in ninety days, appli-
cation will he mnde at the proper department
for n duplicate.
May 20- 9w. DAVID II. COLEMAN.
. nconinI,ce wllh nii nctot Coneress no-
proved I4tb Janunry I S39, signed by Daniel
J. Toler, Fres't., Samuel Ltisk, As. Cnmmis
! sinner, and Robert Merritt, Clerk. If I do
not near oi saiu certincaie wiinin ninety uays,
application nill he made to the Commissioner
ofihe Gncra, Lam5 0lRc,. rr n duplicate
May 209w R. M. WILLIAMSON.
W. W. THOMPSON, of the city of Aus-
tin, is my authorized agent to transact my bu-
siness during mv absence All persons having
I claims against the estate of Josiah G. Beatty,
will present them duly authenticated to said
Thompson, who is authorized to adjust them,
WM. S. BKATT1 .
Austin, May 13,1816. I9.:tf
A. A. Quarter Master's Office, )
Austin Arsenal, May, 18, 1846.)
EALED PROPOSALS will be received
- at this office until the 6th day of June
next, for the delivery at or in the vicinity of
the arsenal of TWO HUNDRED TONS
BEST QUALITY MERCHANTABLE
HAY. The ton to consist of 2240 pounds.
The delivery to be made during the mouth of
July, and the hay stacked upon rail or log
platforms. Bids will be taken for parts of the
above qitcnfity in lots of not Jess than fifty
tons each. No bid will be received without it
is accompanied by the certificate of a respon-
sible person that the bidderwill enter into bond
with good securities for the faithful perform-
ance of the contract.
The Acting Assistant Quarter Master re-
serves the right to reject all bids should he
deem thetn too high.
D. CI. ROGERS,
Second Lieut. 2d Dragoons, A. A. Q. M.
Ma; 20, IS46 td.
fgillE second class head-right certificate of
-S- Wm. A. King, issitpd by the hoard or
hind commissioners for the county nf Milam
for 1280 acres of land. If no information is
received of the same within 90 days, applica-
tion will be made to the proper department '
for it duplicate. G. B..ERAT.H,
for F. t. Dufibo.
Austin, May 13, IS4G. l9:--2ms
IRA fllUNSON is my authorized bgent
during my absence from this State.
Austin, May 13, 1846. 19::tf
f We are authorised to announce- Gen.
JAMES SMITH, as a candidate for' tin,
office of Major General of the 2nd Dtvlsiou
of Texas Militia, comprised'of the old coun-
ties of Harrison, Shelby, Sabine, SaifSiu-
gustine, Nacogdoches, Rusk and Houston.
QJ We are authorized to announce Col.
ALDENA. M. JACKSON, as a candidate
for the office of Brigadier General of the 2nd
Brigade, 4th Divison of Texas Militia,; com-
prising the counties of Matagorda, Colorado
Favette, Bastrop and Travis.
Q55 We are authorized to announce Col.
JAMES S. MAYFIELD, as a candidate for
the office of Major General of the 4th Division
of Texas Militia.
(tT50 We are authorized to announce Col.'
THOMAS GREEN, as a candidate for the -office
of Brigadier G'pneral of the -2nd Brt
gade, 4th Division of Texas Militia.
CCp We are authorized "to announce Col.
PHILIP M. CUNEY, as a candidate for
the office of Brigadier General of the Brigade
comprised of the following counties i Brazo-
ria, Fort Bend, Austin. Washington and Mi-
lam. Ijost Certificates.
THE herein described certificates of clafma
against the Republic of Texas have been lost,
and unless intelligence is received of the same with,
in" ninety days, application will be made to the pro
per .iiuhonties for duplicate of the same J A cer-
tificate tor 320 acres of land", granted by the board of
lrtnd commissioners for Sao Augustine county. ti
Edwaiii II. Scruggs, No,3l3tdaied Jan. 6, 1845;
one for 128Q acres, granted by the same hoard, to B.
L. Htnks, administrator of John F. Phillips, No. 994,
dated July 7, 1838 ; one for 640 acres; grantedxby thst
snm board, to Grgo W. .fcGoji (gr'Geoiga
.UcGou.ii,) No. 230, dated Dec. 18, 1843; and ona
for aJleaguR and labor, granted ny the District Court
of Shelby countv, to Benj.F. Hooper, dated Jtfar 3,
1811. " g T. G. BROOCS.
FRO-V the subscriber, on tho road
from New BtaunfeU to Austin, oa
the 14lh day of April, three horaes of
the following description i A Iarr
yellow one (-ineriran) about 8 or 10 years old, sad-
dle mark fresh on the tell side; a gray one (Ameri-
can) 10 or 12 j'ears old ; and a biy one, docked tail
and inane, with a tddlemark on the left. side.
I tuithorize Mr. Zillnr to take the above horsos
wherever found, and receive ten dollars a ptcr-a as re-
ward. H. SPIESS.
.., JOHN MULLER,
itneusc, JQHN PHLLIPS
. Austin. April 10, JC46. 18::tf . ,
rsnlHS is to give notice that I have lost mj
-"- head-right certificate for a league and,
labor of land, issued by the board of land
Commissioners for Nacogdoches county, No.
83, date not recollected. If not found withiu
the lime prescribed by law, I shall apply to
the proper authority for a duplicate of the
same. WILLI A iM H. ANDERSON.
Mav 6th, 1846 I8::9w
THE undersigned has in his possession,
living on Walker's Creek, Milam coun-
ty, the following described properly that wa
caught among the mustangs, to witr'ona
dark iron grey mare suppnsed to be fouryear
old, with a large burn in her flank ; one grey
mare mule ten years old, 6pani?h brand on
both hips; one small dun mare fourycars old,
Spanish brand on the left hip. The owner or
owners'of the above described properly can
get the same by calling on the undersigned,
provirfg thesume, und paying all expense.
May 6th, 1846. IS 4w.
Y headright certificate, No 69, issued by
the Board of Land Commissioners for
Houston county, to Stephen Bennett, for on
league and labor of land, dated
1838. If no intelligence is received of th
same within the time prescribed by law, ap-
plication will be made to the Commissioner of
the General Land Office for a duplicntp.
April 29th, IS46. 17::9w
Just Received and Tor Sale J-
GOLD and steel PensPfccktt
Pen.Holders, Pencil Ct-
ses, weighing, stamping, and
writing apparatus, Szc; Draw-
ing Pencils, Portable Inkstand,
Pencil Leads, Note Paper. En-
velopes, Wafers, India Rubbor
Fland Clip?, QuiIK and a large assortment of Fool'a
Cap and Letter Paper.
Also, the best lot of Gold and Silver Watches that
wer ever brought to this country : among ihem. Lai
dies,' Gentlemen V and Hunting Watches, and a few
Gold Safe Chains ; all of which will be offered at
CLOCKS AND WATCHES.
Oftitry description, cartitUy i epatred and irarrantei
to perform by WM. SIMPSON,
Congress Avcnuo opposito the. Treasury.
April 29. I7::tf 4.
ANTED. AT THIS OFFICE, a good nejrr
Lot from li to 18 yeari of 2 Marsh IS
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