The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 23
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and may inflict such fines, not exceeding one hundred dollars, as
may be considered necessary.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That the Board of Aldermen shall
have entire control over the streets of said town, may order new
streets to be laid out and old ones discontinued, at their discretion:
Provided however, That no new streets be opened nor old
ones discontinued, except by the unanimous consent of the Board,
and the Board in all such acts shall be governed by the law of the
land relative to roads and highways.
Sec. S. Be it further enacted, That all free males between the
ages of eighteen and forty-five years, and all male slaves between
the ages of sixteen and sixty years shall be liable to work on the
streets, that such persons shall not be compelled to work more than
ten days in any one year, and they shall be exempt from other road
duty. The Board may impose such fines upon defaulters as they
may think necessary, in which they shall be governed by the law
of the land.
Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That the Board of Aldermen
shall have power to levy a tax on all persons and property, real and
personal. in said town: Provided, however, That the tax on real estate
shall not exceed, in any one year, twelve per cent. ad valorem,
and no tax shall be levied on such estate, except by two thirds of
the Aldermen present, and it shall be levied at the beginning of
each year, and be assessed and collected by an officer appointed
by the Board in the same manner as the State tax is collected; and
the Board shall have the power to levy and collect a tax on all
taverns, tipling houses, billiard tables and shows in said town.
Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That all the public property in
said town, shall belong to said corporation, and the Board of Aldermen
may dispose of it in such manner as the best interest of
said town may require.
Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That all offences against the bylaws
be prosecuted before the Mayor, in a summary manner; an
execution may issue returnable forthwith, and the constable shall
execute all writs directed to him by the 2Mayor.
Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That the constable and treasurer,
shall be appointed by the MAayor, and shall give bond and
security, payable to the Mayor and Aldermen and their
successors in office, in the sum of three thousand dollars,
conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties, and
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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/m1/27/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .