[Dallas City Charter, 1871]

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Original text of the charter to incorporate Dallas as a city of Texas, located in Dallas County. The document has 40 sections outlining the various aspects of governance and the city's relationship to the government of Texas. It was filed April 20, 1871 and officially signed and sealed by the Secretary of State on May 9.

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12 p. ; 31 cm.

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Dallas (Tex.) 1871.

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  • Main Title: [Dallas City Charter, 1871]
  • Added Title: An Act to incorporate the city of Dallas, in Dallas County, Texas

Description

Original text of the charter to incorporate Dallas as a city of Texas, located in Dallas County. The document has 40 sections outlining the various aspects of governance and the city's relationship to the government of Texas. It was filed April 20, 1871 and officially signed and sealed by the Secretary of State on May 9.

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12 p. ; 31 cm.

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  • 1871

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  • May 9, 1871

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  • April 20, 1871

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  • April 24, 2015, 4:41 p.m.

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Dallas (Tex.). [Dallas City Charter, 1871], legal document, 1871; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth610712/: accessed April 17, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.