The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 18
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
the commanding officer of the garrison or post, may from time to
Sec. 13. Be it further enacted, That all spoil, (not the property
of citizens,) captured from an Indian enemy, shall be divided
by the field officers of the regiment, equally amongst the captors,
without regard to rank, and the property of citizens, on identification,
shall be restored to the owners.
Sec. 14. Be it further enacted, That the troops already enlisted,
under an act of the last session of Congress, approved, May
fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, for the
protection of the frontier, shall be deemed part of the regiment
created by this act, and shall be forthwith equipped and sent to
the post on the river Nueces; which post shall receive its full compliment
of men from those first enlisted in the service.
Sec. 1.5. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
colonel of the regiment, to cause at convenient intervals, the detachment
on the Nueces, to traverse the country between the
Nuneces and Rio Grande, in such manner as shall give most protection
and security to that section of the country.
Sec. 16. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
President, so soon as he shall deem it expedient, to cause trading
houses to be established at or near such of the foregoing post, as
will best conduce to the maintaining of amicable relations with
the various Indian tribes, under such rules and regulations as he
may prescribe: Provided, however, that this section shall not be
so construed as to authorise any person or persons, trader or
traders, to vend ardent spirits, arms or munitions of war, by wholesale
or retail, at or within ten miles of such trading houses, as may
be established under the provisions of this section, except by special
leave of the President.
Sec. 17. Be it further enacted, That as soon as the officers
herein created have been appointed by the President, with the advice
and consent of the Senate, it shall be the duty of the President
to assign to each officer; his separate station, who shall immediately
commence recruting for his station.
Sec. 18. Be it further enacted, That any one of the cavalry
furnishing his own horse, shall be entitled to have him appraised
by two sworn appraisers, to be appointed by a field officer
of either battalion, and shall receive from the Government
whatever price he may be appraised at: Provided, That
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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/m1/22/: accessed January 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .