Rules for the courts of Texas: adopted by order of the Supreme Court at Tyler on the first day of December, A.D. 1877: together with amendments thereto at various times up to the close of the Austin term, A.D. 1890 Page: 40 of 64
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RULES FOR THE DISTRICT COURT
85. The pages shall be numbered at the bottom, on the left
hand of each page.
86. The transcript may be either written or printed. If
written, it shall be on good white paper, with black ink, in a
plain round hand, not confused by running words together or by
flourishes, and with sufficient space between the lines to be easily
read, and on one side only of each sheet of paper, with no sheets
cut or mutilated, and the sheets shall be entire and filled with
writing, so as to leave no blanks larger than the ordinary spaces
left between the different proceedings to distinctly separate them;
and all the sheets upon which it is written shall be fastened
together at the upper end with tape, ribbon, or something of the
kind, and sealed over the tie with the seal of the court. When
the transcript is printed it must be on both sides of the paper, in
not less than small pica type, bound and paged in pamphlet form,
of octavo size, and fastened at the back with the tie and seal of
the court; but in other respects shall conform to the rules laid
down for written transcripts.
87. The caption of the transcript shall be in the following
"THE STATE OF TEXAS,
"At a term of the District Court, begun and holden at
within and for the county of-
before the Hon.--
ending on the-
, A. D. , the following
case came on for trial, to-wit:
A. B., Plaintiff,
C. D., Defendant."
88. There shall be an index on the first pages preceding the
caption, giving the name and page of each proceeding, including
the name and page of each instrument in writing and agreement,
and the testimony of each witness in the statement of facts, as it
appears in the transcript. The index shall not be alphabetical,
but shall conform to the order in which the proceedings appear
89. The transcript shall contain a bill of costs, regularly made
out and copied.
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Morse, Charles S. Rules for the courts of Texas: adopted by order of the Supreme Court at Tyler on the first day of December, A.D. 1877: together with amendments thereto at various times up to the close of the Austin term, A.D. 1890, book, 1890; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5830/m1/40/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .