The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 433
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Constitution of Coahuila and Texas.
in respect to those between whom there was a tie shall be executed, andi
to determine also which of the rival candidates shall be elected deputy,
the provision of the last part of said article shall be observed.
ART. 75. The election of deputies proper having closed, that of the
substitutes shall immediately follow in the same method and form, and
the latter having also terminated, a list containing the names of all the
deputies elected, signed by the secretary of the respective assembly, shall
be immediately posted in the most public place. The electoral act shall
be signed by the president and all the electors, and the former, the secretary
and tellers, shall forward copies, authenticated by themselves, to
the permanent deputation of congress, to the governor of the state, and
to all the ayuntamientos. of the district. Said assemblies, as soon as they
have performed the acts pointed out in this law, shall immediately dissolve,
and any other in which they interfere shall be null, and furthermore
reputed an offence against the public safety.
ART. 76. The president shall also seasonably dispatch the corresponding
official letter to the deputies proper and substitutes, accompanied by
an attested copy of the act, to serve them as a credential of their election.
ART. 77. No citizen shall decline discharging from any cause or pretext,
the duties mentioned in this section.
ART. 78. Congress shall meet every year and hold its sessions, at the
place that shall be designated by law for that purpose. When it should
find it convenient to remove to another place, it may do so, provided,
that two-thirds of all the deputies shall so agree.
ART. 79. The deputies shall present their credentials to the standing
deputation of congress that it may proceed to examine and determine
on the samne, having in view the attested copies of the elections of the
electoral district assemblies.
ART. 80. On the 28th of December of the year preceding that of the
renewal of congress, the deputies newly elected and members of the permanent
deputation shall meet in public session, and the president and
secretary of said deputation shall act as such in said assembly. Said assembly
shall discuss the subject of the legality of the credentials and
qualifications of the deputies, and doubts that arise in regard to those
two points shall be decided by said assembly, by majority of vote, those
members of the standing deputation who have not been re-elected not
having a vote.
ART. 81: The president shall then administer to the deputies the corresponding
oath to respect the constitutive act, the constitution of this
republic, and that of
the state, and cause the same to be respected, and
fully to fulfil the duties of their trust.
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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/m1/441/: accessed February 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .