The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 88
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the national great seal of
this Republic shall, from and after the passage of this act, bear the
arms of this nation as declared by the first section of this act, and
the letters "Republic of Texas."
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That from and after the passage
of this act, the national flag of Texas shall consist of a blue perpendicular
stripe of the width of one third of the whole length of
the flag, with a white star of five points in the centre thereof, and
two horizontal stripes of equal breadth, the upper stripe white, the
lower red, of the length of two thirds of the whole length of the
flag; any thing in the act to which this is an amendment to the
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is
hereby authorized and required to establish such signal and other
auxiliary flags, for the naval, revenue and land services, also for the
use of the pilots and coasting traders, as the said services may require,
and he may deem necessary and expedient.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the national standard of this
Republic shall remain as was established by an act to which this is
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 25, 1839.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
Supplementary to the several acts for organizing the militia.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress asembled, That the
President is hereby directed to appoint such persons as may be
necessary, to organize the militia in conformity with the laws
heretofore passed for that purpose: Provided, That all officers shall
be elected by the people, under the direction of the person so appointed
by the President.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the President be and
is hereby directed to issue his proclamation immediately after
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