The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 398
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Laws and Decrees of Coaltuila and Texas.
ART. 4. F'or the present said officers shall receive as an emolumuent
twenty per cent. on the entire product of the rents they collect, allowing
eight per cent. to receivers on what the latter respectively collect.
ART. 5. Said receivers shall bind themselves responsible for their management
to the satisfaction of the collectors, who shall be responsible to
ART. 6. On the sums they receive for vacant lands, they shall have the
six per cent., assigned in article 28 of the law of the 26th of March,
For its fulfilment, the Governor of the State shall cause it to be
printed, published and circulated.
J. M. MIER, President.
A. de la V. y MiONTES, D. S. S.
J. MI. J. CARVAJAL, D. S.
Wherefore I command it to be printed, published, circulated and duly
Given in the city of Monclova on the 22d of April, 1835.
J. M. YRALA, Secretary.
Submitted bv the Conoress of the State of Coahi/uila and Texas to the
Congress of the ReFpublic, r equestinog that the Federal Constitutioon
izma 1Zt be reformed, except in t/zh mann11e thercin provided.
TO THE HON. CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC.
The course of all our former revolutions, and the sad experience they
have left, have not sufficed to restrain the pretensions of the two parties,
which, with deceptive purpose, have long contended for a decided victory.
Plans are formed, pronunciamelntos, accompanied by appeal to arms, constantly
occur, and in all these eruptions the principles of the constitution,
and the rights of the people, are proclaimed. But it appears that they
are invoked, only to be destroyed. Action, unfortunately, has never corresponded
to declaration; and from the like alternative, distrust, discord,
and a disposition to persecution and revenge constitute our settled course
of action. Before one pronunciamenlto is entirely organized, signs of another
One year has not yet passed since the grito of Cuernavaca, rousing
the religious fears of some, and the private interest of others, who were
dissatisfied with the Convention of Zavaleta, became general throughout
the republic. By that grito the lawful authority of the general
congress was disavowed, and most of the state legislatures dissolved, un(
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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/m1/406/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .