The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 268
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Laws and Decrees of Coahuila and Texas.
DECREE No. 145.
The Congress of the State of Coahuila and Texas has thought proper to
ART. 1. The offer made by James grant to the executive, to furnish at
his own expense the necessary tools for opening, under his own direction,
a direct road from this city to Parras, also the corn consumed in supporting
the workmen, and soldiers required to attend them, is hereby accepted.
ART. 2. The Ayuntamientos shall warn vagrants in their jurisdiction
in one instance, and should they not reform, shall require them to be
conducted to work on roads, as criminal delinquents.
ART. 3. said persons shall receive in compensation, only their support,
being two rials a day, and the same rations as the soldiers who attend
ART. 4. Of proprietors of haciendas, ranchos, or travelling merchants,
mulateers, teamsters, the executive shall, exact agreeably to his own judgment,
a proportionate tax, for the purpose of continuing to open suitable
and direct roads to the principal places in the state.
ART. 5. The commissioner appointed by the executive to take charge
of those destined to work on the roads shall be compensated with such
pay as the executive shall deem prudent to assign him, and under his
responsibility, shall secure the workmen as he shall think proper, to prevent
escape and trouble, keeping an exact account of the application of
funds, and of the payments, to agree with the marks made by himself on
papers in possession of the workmen.
For its fulfilment, the Governor of the State shall cause it to be
printed, published, and circulated.
Given in the city of Leona Vicario on the 30th of April, 1830.
Received the comments of the executive in session of the 1st of September,
and on the same date was referred to the committee on Legislation.
DECREE No. 146.
The Congress of the State of Coahuila and Texas has thought proper
ART. 1. Alcaldes, Collectors, Receivers and Sub-Receivers may make
search or enter any house by force under the authority of a search warrant
to seize smuggled goods and arrest smugglers, after receiving the
corresponding plain or summary information of the fact; and should the
information prove false, the informer shall be subject to the penalties of
false accusers. Alcaldes, collectors, or chief-agents, receivers and subreceivers
shall respectively be responsible for abuse they commit when
they proceed officially. In both cases a process may be instituted by the
ART. 2. If, from urgency, or any other cause the said information cannot
be proved, the arrest, search or forcible entry shall be executed notwithstanding,
and the summary information shall immediately be investigated.
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