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Laws and Decrees of Coahlila and Texas.
ART. 5. Those resulting to the owners of animals mentioned in the
last part of the preceding article shall be allowed two months from the
sale to have them returned, should they be still to be had, in which case,
besides paying the purchasers what they gave for them, they shall pay
them for the trouble of breaking them, agreeably to the decision of competent
ArT. 6. Animals having brands not known, and those that shall be
taken from the savages in warfare by the inhabitants or persons belonging
to the civic militia, shall be valued as above mentioned and distributed
among those who concurred in the act of taking them.
ART. 7. Should the beasts distributed agreeably to the preceding article
have unknown brands, those to whose lot they should fall shall not be
legitimate owners thereof until after the expiration of three years, for
should their owners previously appear, they shall be entitled to receive
them on proving property and pay what is called the tax of removal.
ART. 8. Should any person or persons, of the inhabitants, or those belonging
to the civic militia, who shall go to carry on the war, die in that
service, their parents, wives and children, shall be respectively included,.
as the case may be, in the distribution of the animals.
ART. 9. The avuntamientos shall take care to circulate the lists mentioned
in article S of the law relative to strays, to all the towns of thestate,
and to the authorities of those adjoining, under their most strict
responsibility, which shall be made effectual for any omission that shall
be noted in this particular.
AETr. 10. The inhabitants of the department of Rio Grande shall be
excepted from paving the tax established in article 6th of the aforementioned
law No. 8 of the 31st of August 1827, for the term of four years,
and otherwise the said law, so far as it is not opposed to this decree, shall
continue in force.
For its fulfilment, the Governor of the State shall cause it to be
printed, published, and circulated.
A. de la V. MONTES, Presiden.
J. M. J. CARBAJAL. D. S.
J. A. TIJERINA, D. S.
Wherefore I command it to be printed, published, circulated and duly
Given in the city of 1Monclova, on the 19th of May, 1835.
J. M. YRIALA, Secretary.
Executive Department of the State of 1
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
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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/m1/427/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .