The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 96
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
maintenance of the police, transquility and safety of said city:
Provided, That no by-laws or regulations which have been made
by said Mayor and City Council, shall have any force and effect
in what may be contrary to the provisions of the constitution
,of the Republic of Texas: Provided also, That said Mayor and City
Council shall not have the power of fixing the price of any article
.sold in the market or other places.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the limits of the city of
Houston, shall be comprehended within the following boundaries,
-viz: Beginning on Buffalo Bayou where the upper line of the
tract of land now owned by Messrs. McIinnev
thence in a direct line to a point on said bayou, distant one mile
;and a half in a direct line from the foot of Milam street, where
the new bridge crosses said bayou; thence in a direct line to a
spring commonly called Beauchamp's spring; thence due east to a
stake one half mile from said spring, thence in a direct line to the
place of beginning.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the fines imposed by the
regulations of the by-laws of the corporation of Houston, shall
not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars, and the recovery of
the same shall be made before any Justice of the Peace or any
competent tribunal, in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen and inhabitants
of Houston, and for the benefit of said city.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That in future the sittings or
assemblies of the City Council of Houston shall be public, except
where, at.the request of two thirds of the members present in said
council, the said council shall deem it necessary to deliberate with
Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That in future, the Mayor, Recorder,
nor none of the Aldermen then in office, shall be allowed,
either in his own name, or through the medium of other persons,
to become the lessee or bidder for any branch of the revenues of
the city, nor for any work or undertaking whatsoever, which may
be authorized or ordered by the corporation of said city.
Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That the City Council shall
be the judge of the election of the Mayor, Recorder, and
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6726/m1/100/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .