The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 51
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
making his escape from the same: Provided, the amount does not
exceed five thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That the secretary of the treasury
be, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay the claims
contemplated in the preceeding section, with the promissory notes
of the Government, a sufficient amount of which is hereby especially
appropriated for that purpose.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G.. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 15, 1839.
M1IRABEAU B. LAMAR.
Requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to, re-open the Books of
the Stock Commissioner.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That the
secretary of the treasury be, and he is hereby required to cause
the stock books of the funded debt to be opened. by the stock commissioner,
and to remain open until the first day of January,
eighteen hundred and forty, for the purpose -of funding the Government
liabilities, agreeably to the provisions of the law previously
existing upon the subject, and all certificates of Stock issued
previous to the first of M]arch next, shall bear interest from the
first of September, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That no promissory notes which
may hereafter be issued or paid out of the treasury of the Republic
shall bear interest; and the holders of promissory notes shall
be allowed to fund the same and receive in lieu thereof, shares
of stock in the funded debt of the Government.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That all claims which were
issued previous to the first of September, eighteen hundred ancl
thirty-seven, and which shall hereafter be funded, shall
bear interest from the first of September, eighteen hundred
and thirty-seven, and all claims issued subsequent to the first
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