The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 10
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
them from their own body. That a Collector shall be elected by
said citizens; the Treasurer and Collector being required to give
satisfactory security, and make reports when required by the MNayor's
warrant; that the Corporation shall elect one Constable, and
the Mayor, when necessary to. suppress riots and disturbances, shall
have power to call out the posse for the purpose of restoring order.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the first election shall be
held under the direction of the Chief Justice of Jefferson county,
after having given ten days notice thereof, and annually afterwards
by the Presiding Officer, at least ten days prior to the expiration
of his term of Office, and that in case of death or resignation,
the vacancy or vacancies shall be filled by new elections.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That no person shall be eligible to
hold an Office in said Corporation, or to vote for the members of
.said bodv, unless he shall be the owner of real estate in said town.
and shall have acquired the rights of citizenship in conformity
with the laws of this Republic.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty of the
Aldermen, from time to time, to pass such rules and ordinances
for the regulation of the police, and preservation of order within
the Corporation limits, as may be necessary; to levy taxes for the removal
of nuisances and keeping the srecets in order and prescribiutb :
the penalties: Provided, however,. ihat no tax shall be levied.. rnl.-'
obv consent of two thirdis of the Aildanene poresent, it bei:-,s a-..ed,
:according to the v. ali,atilo of properti'y. ai,',d Vlen a r l,eetii ,' iS
,called for this purpose; .the oai eet mr;usL e stated in the L'-oie'r-i agai-ust acce'denis
by fire, the citizens sball be re;!i'red to keep in reaeiness, hooks,
ladders and buckets:
Sec. 7. Be it'furthez? enacct;:_'. That .he said Aldermen shall
have the power o-f i;4estalh),lr -.c ooi.,' w-ithin the' Corporation.
Sec. 8. Be it fiirtier eniact, T "'h; j .e rcules and ordinances' of
said Corporation sha'l rot 'be cn.rtrarT re the consbtit~tion and lavws
of this Republic.
Sec. 9. Be it fu'rt;ier er-cted. Th'at the oa-own of .' ,per be
and the same is herebv ine!:',o aci i'i. and shall !iave i '
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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/m1/14/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .