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Laws of the lepublic of Texas.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
For the relief of Antonio Manchaca.
Sec. 1. Resolvec by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That there shall be,
and is hereby granted to Antonio Manchaca, in compensation of
the injuries inflicted upon him, in consequence of his adherence
to the cause of Texas' independence, some one of the houses and
lots in the city of San Antonio, which may be confiscated to the
public use, in virtue and under the provisions of any law or laws
of this Republic.
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That to enable Antonio VManchaca
to avail himself of the benefits of these resolutions at as
early a period as practicable, he shall be and is hereby permitted
to retain possession of the house and lot in the city of San Antonio,
which he now holds and occupies, until such time as the
cases of confiscation shall be adjudicated by the tribunals of the
country, at which time, should that house and lot be confiscated
to the public use, he shall receive from the Government a complete
title to them, and in case they should not be confiscated, he
shall then be allowed to take some house and lot, which shall have
been confiscated. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall
be construed to exempt Antonio Manchaca from, or to. subject the
Government to any legal liability to the owner of the house herein
designated, should the same not be confiscated.
Sec. 3. Be it further resolved, That the chief justice of the
county be, and he is hereby required to Antonio Manchaca, a certificate
of occupancy and possession to the house and lot herein
designated, which certificate shall secure to him the undisturbed
and unmolested possession and occupancy of the same, until such
time as is prescribed in the preceding resolution.
. JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, December 22, 1838.
MIIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
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