The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 41
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Laws of thie Republic of Texas.
between the counties of Austin and Fort Bend, west of the Brazos,
shall be the Sixteen Mile Creek; and from the source of said creek,
to the south east corner of Gabriel Cole's land, and where the said
Gabriel Cole now lives, it being a part of the league originally
granted to Charles Baird, thence with the lower line of said land
to the Bernard river; and all laws conflicting with the provisions
of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.
JOHN MV. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 10, 1839.
MIRABEAU B. LAMIAR.
Entitled an act "for the relief of certain Orphan Children thereinnamed."
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That the
board of land commissioners in and for the county of Shelby be,
and they are hereby authorized and required to issue a certificate
for twelve hundred and eighty acres of land to Mary Manning,
Ann lManning, Richard P. Manning, Elizabeth Manning and
Francis Manning, the legitimate heirs of Doctor Joseph Manning
and Elizabeth E. Manning, deceased; which shall be located and'
surveyed as pointed out in the land law now in force, and the commissioner
of the general land office shall issue a patent for said'
land when surveyed as provided by the law aforesaid.
Sec.B. Be it further enacted, That the dues to Government
shall not be required to said land as required on other
land claims; neither shall the guardian of said children, or
any other person be allowed to sell or dispose of said land or
any part of the same, until the youngest child becomes of age.
when it shall be equally divided among said children, accor-(41)
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