The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 144
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Laws and Decrees of Coakuila and Texas.
measures for the public safety, and that all necessary means should.
be exercised to restore and strengthen the confidence of the people in
their representatives and others wvho from duty contribute to the.
maintenance of order, has thought proper to decree:
ART. 1. Every public functionary elected by the people, directly or
indirectly, or appointed and approved by the government, who shall
have signed, or in any evident manner supported the turbulent and
subversive pretensions, attacking the State Sovereignty, that have been
directed to Congress, and exist in the original in the Executive Depart-ment,
unless it shall appear by some official document that the same
withheld his vote, shall be immediately suspended in the exercise of his
ART. 2. Every Ecclesiastical judge who shall have signed the same
addresses, shall likewise be suspended in the exercise of his attributes,
notice being previously given to whom it belongs to appoint another to.
act in his place until the former shall have vindicated himself, agreeably
to the laws.
ART. 3. Should any Curate be thus implicated, notice shall be given
to the respective Ecclesiastical Judge to suspend him in his functions,
and appoint a coadjutor or substitute, whose virtues are publicly known,.
to discharge his sacerdotal duties.
ART. 4. Every professor of science, acting by legal authority, who.
shall have signed the aforesaid memorials, shall be suspended in the exercise
of his profession within the State.
ART. 5. The provision of the foregoing articles shall in nowise impede
the process that shall be instituted, according to law, against all
persons comprised therein.
ART. 6. Others, who shall have signed the aforesaid documents, shall
not hold the Ayuntamental offices, which in virtue of the provision of
Art. 1, it should be necessary to refill; neither shall they exercise a vote.
in the elections that offer for that object. This measure shall in nowise
impede the process that shall be instituted against them should they
have deserved it by a more censurable conduct in the affair.
For its fulfilment, the Vice Governor of the State pro tem. shall cause.
it to be published and circulated.
Given in Saltillo on the 11th Mlarch, 1826.
DECREE No. 23.
The Congress of the State of Coahuila and Texas, desirous that the'
disagreeable occurrences that have caused so much convulsion in theState,
threatening the public safety, should be entirely forgotten:
occurrences which have compelled the high authorities, against their'
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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/m1/152/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .