The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 1,013
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
To open and establish a National Road.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That
Jason Wilson, William Ml. Williams, of the county of Lamar, John
Tearey, of the county of Fannin, Rowland W. Box, of the county
of Harrison, and James Bradshaw, of the county of Nacogdoches,
be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners to view, mark,
and lay out, a road to be called "The Central National Road of the
Republic of Texas," from the main Trinity River, beginning at,
or within, fifteen miles below the mouth of the Elm Fork of said
stream; thence the nearest and best route to the bank of Red River,
opposite the mouth of the Kiiamisha.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That George W. Stell, of the
county of Lamar, be, and he is hereby, appointed a surveyor to
survey and measure said road agreeable to the provisions of this
act, and the directions of said commissioners.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of said
commissioners, so soon as they complete the marking of said road,
or during the time they are performing that duty, to notify the
surveyor of the same, whereupon it shall be the duty of said
surveyor, so soon as he may receive such information, to proceed
to survey and measure said road; beginning and measuring from
the bank of said Trinity River, and shall erect mile-posts of good
size, and number the same, and shall also note all water-courses
over which said road shall pass, giving their width and general
course; and when completed, it shall be the duty of said surveyor,
or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, make out a complete
map of said road, to be delivered to the said commissioners, and
shall also transmit a copy of the same to the Commissioner of
the General Land-Office, and it shall be the duty of said commissioners
so soon as the said surveyor shall deliver to them a
map of said road, to proceed to let out the cutting and opening
said road by contract, and for the completion of which the
said contractors or undertakers shall be paid in the public
lands of the Government, in the manner hereinafter to be spe(1013)
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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/m1/1017/?q=%22national%20road%22: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .