The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 35
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
Entitled an Act to extend to late Emigrants, or those who may
emigrate within a specified time, a donation of Land.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That every
person who emigrated to this Republic since the first day of October,
Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven,
or who may emigrate to this Republic by the first day of January,
one thousand eight hundred and forty, who is a free white person,
and the head of a family, and who actually resides within the
Government with his or her family, shall be entitled to a conditional
grant of six hundred and forty acres of land, by paying the
fees of office and surveying. The Conditions of the said grant
shall be, that both grantee, and his or her family, shall remain and
reside permanently within this Republic, and do and perform any
and all duties required of other citizens, for the term of three years;
after which time he, or his legal representatives, shall receive from
the Government an unconditional Deed for said grant of land;
Provided, that no sale of said claim to land by the individual entitled
to the same of this Government shall be valid in law, and
binding upon the person selling the same, until an unconditional
Deed shall be obtained by the grantee for said land; and in no. case
whatever. shall a grant of that description be made unless it be
satisfactorily proven that all the conditions and provisions of the
law have been complied with. And all single free white male persons,
of the age of seventeen and upwards, who have emigrated to
this Republic since the first day of October, one thousand eight
hundred and thirty-seven, or who may emigrate to this Republic
by the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty,
shall be entitled to three hundred and twenty acres of land; and
all laws and parts of laws contrary to the meaning and provisions
of this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all permanent resident
citizens of Texas who have or may arrive to the age required of
emigrants by the above section of this act, shall be entitled to the
same quantity of land as emigrants upon the same conditions that
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all officers anl
soldiers who engaged in the service of Texas previous to the first
of March. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, whose
families are now here, or who may arrive here by the first day
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6726/m1/39/: accessed January 24, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .