The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 440
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Constitution of Coaluila and Texas.
of the militia of said state, of which he shall be commander in chief
throughout its territory.
Seconld,-See that the constitutive act, the federal and state constitution,
the laws decrees and orders of the general government, and of the
congress of said state be fulfilled, issuing the proper orders and decrees
for their execution.
Third,-Form, with the advice of the council, such instructions and
regulations as he deems necessary for the better government of the departments
of the public administration of the state, which he shall transmit
to congress for approval.
Fourth,--Appoint agreeably to the constitution and laws, all the
officers of state not chosen by the people, or as otherwise provided by law.
Fifth7,-Freely appoint and remove the secretary of state.
Sixth,-See that justice be promptly and fully administered by the
tribunals and courts of justice of the state, and that their decisions are
Seventlh,-Take care of the administration and collection of all the
state rents, and decree their disposition according to law.
Eightlh,-Suspend from office, as long as three months, and deprive
of even one-half their salary for the same length of time, after hearing
the advice of the council, all offiicers of the executive department, and
of his appointment or approval on violating his orders or decrees, transmitting
the data on the subject to the respective tribunal, should he
think there is a proper ground of action.
Ninth,-Propose to the standing deputation, whenever he thinks.
proper after hearing the advice of the council, the convocation of congress
to extra session.
RESTRICTIONS OF THE POWERS OF THE GOVERNOR.
The governor shall not have power.First,-To
command the civic militia of the state in person without
the express consent of congress or during its recess, the resolution of the
permanent deputation. Whlenever he commands the said militia on the
aforesaid condition, the vice governor shall discharge the duties of governor.
Second,-Interfere in the examination of causes pending, or dispose
in any manner of the persons of those accused in criminal cases, during
Thirld.-To deprive any one of his liberty or impose punishment upon
him, but when the well being and safety of the state require the arrest
of any person, he may effect it on condition of putting the persons arrested,
within forty-eight hours, at the disposal of a competent tribunal
Fourth,-Take possession of the property of any private individual or
corporation, or disturb him in the possession. use, or benefit thereof,
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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/m1/448/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .