The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 22
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
To incorporate the towns of Milam and Zavala.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That so
much of a joint resolution to incorporate certain towns therein
named, approved December twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred
and thirty-seven, as relates to the town of Milam be, and the
same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the citizens of the town of
Milam in the county of Sabine be, and they are hereby declared a
body politic and corporate, by the name and title of "The Corporation
of the town of Milam;" and by that name may sue and be
sued, plead and be impleaded, and may hold and dispose of real
and personal estate in said town.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the limits of said town incorporated
by this act, shall extend eight hundred and forty English
yards, from either side of the public square.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That an election shall be held
in said town, on the first Monday in January, in each year, for
Mayor and four Aldermen; and the persons so elected, shall continue
in office one year, or until their successors are qualified. The
Mayor so elected shall be commissioned by the chief justice of the
county of Sabine, and shall have all the powers of an ordinary justice
of the peace in all matters and causes arising under the criminal
laws of the country, and shall be authorised and empowered
to enforce and carry into effect such'by-laws and ordinances as
the corporation of said town shall from time to time ordain for
the regulation of the police thereof.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That no person shall be elligible
to any of said offices, or vote, who is not a citizen of this Republic
and a freeholder or a house holder in said town.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the Mayor shall be Presiflent
of the Board of Aldermen, who, together with any
two Aldermen, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction
of business, and said board may enact such by-laws for the
government of said town. not inconsistent with the constitution
and laws of this Republic, as may be deemed proper,
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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/m1/26/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .