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lows: One detachment of fifty-six men, at or near Red river; one
detachment of one hundred and sixty-eight men, at or near the
Three Forks of the Trinity; one detachment of one hundred and
twelve men, at or near the Brazos river; one detachment of one
hundred and twelve men, at or near the Colorado river; one detachment
of fifty-six men, at or near the river St. Marks; one detachment
of fifty-six men, at or near the head waters of the Cibolo;
one detachment of fifty-six men, at or near the Rio. Frio; and one
detachment of two hundred and twenty-four men, at or near the
-river Nueces: Provided, the President be and is hereby authorised
to increase the force at the different ports, as may seem to him
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the field officers of the regiment
shall consist of a colonel, one lieutenant colonel and a major,
vho together with the officers of companies shall be appointed by
the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the regiment shall be divided
into two battalions; the detachments west of the Colorado,
shall constitute the first battalion, and the detachments east of
said river, shall constitute the second battalion.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That to each battalion there shall
be one assistant quarter master, to be appointed by the colonel,
and for the regiment, one pay master, and two commissaries of
purchase, to be appointed by the President with the consent of the
Senate; and the duties of the commissaries shall be to furnish for
the use of the various posts, such requisitions as may from time to
time be made by the colonel, lieutenant colonel or major, as the
case may be.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That a military road shall be laid
off from, at or near the mouth of the Iiamishua Red river, to the
river Niueces, at the intersection of the road from Bexar to the
Prisidio del Rio Grande; for which purpose an engineer of experience
shall be appointed by the President, whose duty it shall be,
in conjunction with the colonel of the regiment thus created, to
examine and mark and stake out said road over such ground, and
to be run in such manner as the colonel and engineer may deem
most judicious: which road is hereby declared to be a public highway,
and shall be sufficiently cleared and bridged to admit the passage
Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of
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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/m1/20/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .