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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
Confirming the contract of Messrs. Williams and Burnley for the
purchase of a Steam Vessel.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That the
contract entered into between Samuel I. Wiliams and James Burnley,
Agents of the Republic of Texas, on the part of the Republic,
and James Hamilton, owner of the steam vessel Charleston, for the
purchase of said boat, at and for the price of one hundred and
twenty thousand dollars, be and the same is hereby ratified and
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said James Hamilton
shall have the election to demand and receive the whole, sum of
one hundred and twenty thousand dollars aforesaid or any part
thereof, in land of the Government, at such price as Congress
may hereafter establish, to be located on any of the vacant lands of
the Republic, in place of the bonds executed by the aforesaid Williams
and Burnley, payable five years after date: Provided, such
lands shall not be located in tracts less than one league, in accordance
with the laws now in force.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 10, 1839.
MIRABEATT B. LAMAR.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
For the Punishment of Vagrants.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic
of Texas in Congress assembled, That from and after the
first day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, it shall
be the duty of all justices of the peace and other civil officers,
to arrest all vagrants and idle persons living within their res(39)
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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/m1/43/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .