The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 413
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Laws and Decrees of Coahuila and Texas.
still necessary to make on account of the anarchy that prevails by reason
of the open protection afforded by the general commandancy. Besides,
could a state long exist, whose officers are not paid their salaries,
or at least a part of their dues, should they not be paid with due punctuality?
Could it be reasonably expected that the general government
would purchase these lands at a time when its resources were exhausted,
and when all that it could offer to them would have been on account
of the contingent expense corresponding to the state, of which the liquidation
The alienation of these lands has been on extraordinary measure of
finance, the object of which was to give vitality to the state when all
the avenues of the ordinary branches that form its public treasury were
obstructed. To destroy this measure at a single blow by provisions, impracticable,
compromitting, and so extensive in their effect, is the same
as to annihilate the political existence of the state; to attack the sovereignty
stipulated in the federal compact in respect to the internal administration
of everything pertaining to it throughout the whole extent
of its territory. It is destroying the federal compact.
For all these considerations, and others that arise on examining the
subject in all its bearings, this legislature, exercising the prerogative conferred
by the constitution, offers to the deliberation of the general congress
The decree of the 25th of April last, annulling that of the legislature
of Coahuila and Texas, of the 14th of March preceding, is hereby
Hall of sessions of the congress of the state of Coahuila and Texas
at Monclova on the' 3th of May, 1835.
A. de la V. y MONTES, President.
J. M. J. CARYAJAL, D. S.
J. A. TIJERINA, D. S.
Executive Department of the State of
Coahuila and Texas.
The Governor of the State-of Coahuila and Texas, to all the inhabitants
thereof: Be it known, that the congress of said state has decreed
DECREE No. 314.
The Congress of the State of Coahuila and Texas has thought proper
ART. 1. In the colonization contracts that are now pending, and required
to be fulfilled in conformity to the law of the 24th of March,
1825, the additional article to the commissioner's instructions of the 4th
of September, 1827. so far as it requires the consent and approbation of
the empresarios, shall not be in force.
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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/m1/421/: accessed March 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .