The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 48
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
To Incorporate the Towns of Comanche and Waterloo.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That the
citizens of the towns of Comanche and Waterloo each be, and they
are hereby separately and severally incorporated, and shall have
the same powers and be governed by the same rules that are enacted
by a law passed at the present session of Congress for the incorporation
and government of the town of Milam, except such
parts thereof as conflict with the subsequent provisions hereof.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That an election shall be held in
said towns, on the first Monday of March in each year, for Mayor
and four Aldermen for each town, 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 Bastrop, and shall have all the powers of a
justice of the peace in all matters and cases arising under the
criminal laws of the country, and shall be authorized 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. 3. Be it further enacted, That.the chief justice of Bastrop
county shall issue writs of election for the Mayor and Aldermen
of said towns, to be held on the first Monday, in March, eighteen
hundred and thirty-nine: And the Mayor and two Aldermen of
each town shall, on the first Monday in March of every year thereafter,
hold said election.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the IHouse of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 15, 1839.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
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