The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 89
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
the passage of this act, directing the manner and mode of holding
the election and making the returns thereof, any law to the contrary
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the militia may be classed in
three classes by lot, under the order of the President, and that the
President is authorized to call out the classes for the service of the
state in numerical order, and any citizen refusing to obey such
draft or order, shall forfeit a sum of not less than five hundred dollars,
to be assessed by court martial, and the money shall be made
by levy and execution by any civil officer to whom the process of
said court martial shall be directed; and so much money of the
promissory notes of the Government as may be necessary, is hereby
appropriated to carry out the provisions of this act.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BITRNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 24, 1839.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
For the relief of Thomas Jefferson Chambers.
Sec. 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That the
treasurer of this Republic be authorized, and he is hereby required
to pay to General T. Jefferson Chambers in the promissory notes
of the Government, the amount of audited claims due him after
deducting all dues owing and to be settled for by him with the Republic,
including the lots on Galveston island, purchased by him'at
the sale in November, 1837.
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That the treasurer be likewise authorized
and required to close a settlement of the accounts between
General Chambers and the Republic by signing and delivering to
him receipts in full for all the sums owing and to be settled for by
him, including the before mentioned lots on Galveston island, and
the President of the Republic is hereby authorized and required to,
issue patents for the-same.
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