The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 135
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That where there is not a sufficient
quantity of good land that is vacant in any county, the
county court of sucll county or counties shall be and they are
hereby empowered and required to have surveyed upon any of the
vacant lands of this Republic, said quantity of land, and pay the
expenses of the land out of the county treasury.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That when said lands are surveyed
in accordance with this act, the surveyor shall return a correct description
of the same, with the field notes of the survey, to the
clerk of the county court, who shall record the same, and forward
a transcript of the same to the commissioner of the General Land
Office after it is recorded, with his certificate and the seal of office
thereto attached; and when the lands so surveyed are not situated
in the county for which it is surveyed, the description and field
notes shall be recorded in the county where it is surveyed, as well
as in the county for which it is surveyed, and forwarded to the land
office as above described.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the President of the Republic
be, and he is hereby authorized and relquired to appoint
a surveyor and have surveyed on and from any of the vacant lands
of this Republic, fifty leagues of land; which is to be set apart
and is hereby appropriated for the establishment and endowment
of two Colleges or Universities, hereafter to be created; and that
the President is hereby authorized to draw upon the Treasury of
this Republic for such sum or sums of money as may be necessary
for defraying the expenses to be incurred by locating and surveying
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said surveyor so appointed,
shall make out a complete description of the land so surveyed,
and a neat and correct map of the same, and deposit them, together
with the field notes in the General Land Office of this Republic;
and shall also take and subscribe to this oath or affirmation:
I, A B, do solemnly swear, (or affirm.) that I have well and
truly discharged my duties to the best of my knowledge. skill and
ability, and that the field notes and description of said land are
as correct as I could make them, so help me God. Which said
oath is to be taken before a ch:ef justice of the county court, and
deposited in the Land Office: and'the surveyors of the different
counties, to survey the lands contemplated by this act, shall take
and subscribe the same oath, which shall be recorded in the clerk's
'office of the county court.
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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/m1/139/: accessed November 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .