The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 17
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
the colonel to select such positions on the road as will be best calculated
for the erection of forts, except the post on Red river,
which post shall be at or near the upper settlements on said river,
and for the defence and protection of the country, subject at all
times to such instructions as they may receive from the President.
Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That after the positions for forts
and garrisons shall be designated, it shall be the duty of the
Colonel to cause to be stationed at each of the positions designated
in the third section, the detachment assigned for the protection
of that particular section of country, and cause to be erected such
fortifications as may be best calculated to protect and defend such
station; in all cases using stone for the purpose, when the same
can be obtained.
Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That after said position shall be
selected, it shall be the duty of the colonel to cause three leagues
square of land to be laid off around each station, and to be surveyed
into lots of one hundred and sixty acres each; two of which
lots of one hundred and sixty acres, shall be reserved to Government,
for purposes of fortification, farming, which ground shall be planted and cultivated
in such manner as may best conduce to the support and sustenance
of the garrison or post.
Sec. 1.2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of
the Colonel, so to dispose of the several detachments, as that
the space between each station, shall be traversed twice a
day. if the same be practicable, by such number of men as
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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/m1/21/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .