The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 19
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
such appraisement does not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars;
and field officers are hereby authorised to administer the necessary
oath to the appraisers.
Sec. 19. Be it further enacted, That it is hereby made the duty
of the President to appoint to each post all such necessary officers
as are not herein provided for, agreeably to the laws now existing
on such subject.
Sec. 20. Be it further enacted, That for the purpose of carrying
into effect the provisions of this bill, the sum of three hundred'
thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated; and it
is hereby made the duty of the President to cause to be issued
forthwith the promissory notes of the Government to that amount,
and the amount when so issued, to be placed in the treasury of the
Republic, to be drawn on the requlisition of the paymaster, commissaries,
or either of them; such requisitions, in all cases, being
approved and countersigned by the colonel, lieutenant colonel or
major, as the case may be.
Sec. 21. Be it further enacted, That the paymaster, before
entering upon the duties of his office, shall be required to give
bond and good personal security, for the faithful performance
thereof, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars, which bond shall be
made payable to the President of the Republic of Texas and his
successors in office.
Sec. 22. Be it further enacted, That commissaries of purchases
who may be appointed under the authority of this act, shall before
entering upon the discharge of their duty give each a bond and
good personal security, in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars,
to be payable to the President of the Republic and his successors
in office, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties
Sec. 23. Be it further enacted, That should the three leagues
-square of land, at each of the posts above referred to. or any portion
of the same be found to be individual property, then and
in that case, it shall be lawful for the said colonel and
engineer to petition the judge of the judicial district, in
which such land may be situated, giving a description of the lands,
with the names of the proprietors, if they can be ascertained,
and the said judge shall then cause six disinterested freeholders
to be summoned, who after being duly sworn shall make a
report of the value of the land so required, which said report
with the proceedings on the same shall be filed in the
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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/m1/23/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .