The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 458
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Colonization Law of the State of Tamaulipas.
all times be effectual, the said appointments hall be made viva voce, andI
notice thereof shall be inmmediatelv given to the executive.
A-T. 25. Th'e executive shall convoke those born in the republic for
the occupation of vacant lands, who shall be preferred to foreigners in
the order of the older date of the designations, and, in case of equality,
the natives or inhabitants of the place to which the land designated belongs,
shall have the first place, those of places within the state the second,
and those of the oiher states of this republic the third, and adjudication
mav be made up to the amount of one hundred and twenty-live million
ART. '26. Designators of lands, which, in time of the ancient government
did not perfect their adjudication, shall present themselves to the
respective authoritv to continue its course according to the state thereof,
ef'eceting the same within the term of forty days from the date of the publication
of this law, and on the contrary said lands shall be considerecl
open to designation as vacant.
ART. 2;. Designations that have passed to the congress of the state
shall be returned to the executive, who shall cause them to be carried
through the steps provided 1b this law.
ARr . . Proprietors of extensive deserted and uncultivated lands shall
likenwise settle them with foreigners or Mexicans within the term of five
years with the conditions that may suit them, and on the contrary, opposition
to the designations made in conformity to this law shall not be
talken into consideration
Ai:T. 3'9. The lands migh]t be designated by reason of the foregoing
article shall be valued by competent persons chosen by the executive and
the proprietor, for indemnifying the proprietors, unimpeded by any resistance
on the part of the latter.
ART. i0. All land of which the proprietor makes no use for himself
shall be considered as deserted and uncultivated land.
A\T. 31. Lancl acquired bv virtue of this law cannot pass into mortmain;
more than two grants cannot be adjudicated to one individual,
and this should the increased number of those he removes demand it of
necessity. For any violation in these cases the state shall recover the
AIT. 32. The products of rural industry of said lands, acquired in
conformity to this law, by natives and foreigners, during the term of ten
years, reckoned from the date of possession shall be free from every tax,
direct or indirect, of whatever denomination, unless specially enacted by
congress for said new settlements.
ART. 33. Said new settlers shall be free to promote every kind of industry,
and to undertake the working of mines according to the ordinances
on the subject. The machines, tools, or serviceable articles they
introduce for such objects, for the term of ten years shall not pay taxes
imposed by the state, although they be municipal.
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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/m1/466/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .