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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
that said bridges do not in any way obstruct the navigation of
the aforesaid rivers.
SEC. 15. Be it further enacted, That in the event that ten
miles of the aforesaid turnpikes or rail-roads, shall not be completed
within four years from and after the passage of this act,
the land specified in sections ten and eleven, shall revert to the
original proprietors, the money paid by the company shall be
retained by the said proprietors, as an indemnification for the
occupancy of the same, and the said charter shall be forfeited,
and forever thereafter be null and void.
SEC. 16. Be it further enacted, That this act shall not be so
construed, as to permit of banking privileges in any form whatever.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
President of the Senate.
Approved, May 24, 1838.
To Amend the Direct Tax Law.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That
it shall be the duty of the assessors, so soon as they may be notified
of their appointment, to advertise in at least three of the
most public places within each captain's beat, giving at least
twenty days notice to all persons living within the bounds of
the same, that he will attend at the mustering grounds for said
beats on a particular day or days, for the purpose of receiving
a list of taxable property, at which time and place he shall attend,
and remain a sufficient length of time to enable all persons
who may attend to give in their several lists.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That each and every
person giving a list of their taxable property, shall take
the following oath, to be administered by the assessor, or
some other person duly authorized to administer an oath:
"I, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm as the case may
be) that this list contains a true and perfect account of
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