The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 196
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Laws and Decrees of Coahuila and Texas.
State of CoahlilZa and Texas, wherein the products of all the rents and
taxes of every description, that are now, or shall be hereafter, established
to pay the proportion belonging to the State of the general expencitures
of the Republic, and to cover the private disbursements of the said
State, shall physically and vitally enter, deducting solely the expense of
ART. 2. The office shall be composed of a general Treasurer, whose
salary shall be twelve hundred dollars per annum: an accountant receiving
five hundred, a clerk three hundred, and a porter ninety-six dollars
ART. 3. The treasurer shall be appointed by the Governor, and approved
by Congress. To be a treasurer it shall be required to be a Mexican
by birth, a native of or domiciliated in the State, having resided three
years therein, and discharged some public office with honor.
ArT. 4. The accountant shall be appointed by the Governor on a
nomination of three by the treasurer. The treasurer shall freely appoint
and remove the clerk and porter.
ART. 5. The attributes of the general treasurer shall be the same as
those formerly exercised by the treasurers and accountants of the abolished
coffers as ministers of the public revenue, so far as they are not opposed
to the provision of this decree.
ART. 6. The treasurer shall have exclusive charge of all the funds
that enter the treasury, and he alone shall be responsible for any faults
that shall arise in the management and distribution thereof.
ART. 7. The treasurer general shall give bonds in the usual form for
the faithful discharge of his duties, to the amount of eight thousand dollars.
ART. 8. He shall form, at the earliest possible period, a set of regulations
for the internal administration of his office, and shall pass the same
to the Governor, who, previously hearing the opinion of the council.
shall present it, accompanied by his report, to Congress for approval.
ATr. 9. The income of the treasury shall be distributed by the treasury
itself, whether in specie or in warrants to places at a distance, agreeably
to the monthly statement of presumed or pre-supposed expenditures,
formed by the Governor in view of the general statement approved
by Congress. A copy of the same shall be transmitted to the treasury
for the purpose, signed by the Governor, and countersigned by the Secretary
ART. 10. The treasurer general shall go on paying the sums contained
in the statements of pre-supposed expenses by virtue of the order of the
Governor, and no sum shall be paid not expressly or tacitly included
in,said statements, unless subsequently decreed by Congress, and ordered
by the Governor to be executed.
ART. 11. The treasurer shall be responsible for the inobservance of
the preceding article; but should the Governor order him to make any
payment contrary to the provision made therein, he shall execute it.
provided the order contain the following expression: notwithstand(196)
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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/m1/204/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .