The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 136
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LaLws and Decrees of Coahuila and Texas.
ART. 4. He can only' be accused before Congress within one year
from the time in whic[h he went into office, for any crime committed
.during the term of his service; after the expiration of this period he
.cannot be accused for them.
ATTRIBUTES OF THE GOVERNOR.
ART. 5. He shall take care that the constitution, constitutive act, laws,
.and orders of the federation, and of the Congress of the State, are punctnally
fulfilled; issuing such decrees and orders as shall be necessary
and proper for that effect, and transmitting to Congress copies of those
he shall receive from the general Congress, and his excellency the President
of the Republic, without impeding or retarding for this reason the
ARr. 6. He shall form such instructions and regulations, for the better
government of the departments of the public administration of the
State, as he shall deem proper, after hearing the Council, and transmit
the same to Congress for approval, without their being thereby prevented
from being provisionally put in immediate execution.
ART. 7. He shall take care that public order and tranquillity be preserved
within the State, and of its safety without; disposing of the
militia of the State for both objects, and in default thereof he shall demand
the aid of the garrison stationed within the same. In case of invasion
or internal movement, endangering the safety of the State, he
shall dictate whatever measures he shall deem proper for defense, and
for the restoration of order; giving immediate notice to his excellency
the President of the Republic, and to the Congress of the State.
ART. 8. He. shall freely appoint and remove the Secretary of despatch;
giving immediate notice to Congress, and to the people, and
making known the sign manual of those newly appointed.
ART. 9. He shall supply all the officers of the State, of Executive and
not of popular appointment, conforming to the provisions of the
ART. 10. He shall, for the present, with the advice of the Council,
exercise exclusive control in the provision, even of ecclesiastical officers
of the State, according to the form to be prescribed by Congress
in a separate decree.
ART. 11. Hie shall see that justice is promptly and efficiently administered
by the tribunal of the State, and that the decisions of the
same are executed. lie cannot for this inspection, interfere in the examination
of causes pending, neither can he, in any manner, dispose of
the persons of defendants in criminal cases during the trial.
ART. 12. He shall take care of the administration and collection of all
the State rents, and decree the disposition of their proceeds only in
such expenditures as Congress shall approve; consulting the same in
extraordinary expenses, unless they occur so imperious and pressing as
not to allow time for the consultation, in which event the Governor
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5872/m1/144/: accessed February 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .