The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 52
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
of September, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and which may
hereafter be funded, shall bear interest from the first of September,
eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 19, 1839.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
The better to define the duties of Recorder.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That it shall
be the duty of the clerks of the county courts to record all deeds,
conveyances, mortgages and other liens affecting the titles to land
and immovable property, situated within the same, which shall be
presented to them for record: Provided, one of the subscribing
witnesses shall swear to the signature of the signer, or he himself
shall acknowledge the same, which proof or acknowledgement shall
be made either before some county court or chief justice of the
same, or before the clerk in whose office such instrument is proposed
to be recorded, a certificate of which shall be made upon
such instrument by the proper officer, and become a part of the
record; and all laws contrary to or conflicting with this act be, and
the same are hereby repealed, so far as they conflict with or are
contrary to the same.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That copies of all deeds,
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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/m1/56/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .