The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 93
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
Entitled an act for the raising of certain Troops therein named.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That a
corps of rangers, to consist of two companies of fifty-six men each
be, and are hereby created for the protection of the counties of
San Patricio, Goliad and Refugio.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That said corps shall be established
by voluntary enrollment, for the term of six months, to be
commanded by officers appointed by the President; that the President
be required to report such appointments to the next Congress
within ten days after its session.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the pay of each private, and
non-commissioned officer, shall be twenty-five dollars per month,
.the horses, arms and other equipage, being furnished in all cases
by the individuals.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen thousand
dollars is hereby appropriated for carrying into effect the object of
the foregoing sections of this act, and -the secretary of the treasury
is hereby required to issue that amount of the promissory notes of
the Government for that purpose.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 26, 1839.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Prescribing the mode of paying Troops.
Sec. 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That hereafter
it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War, on the receipt
of the duly authenticated final muster rolls of the
militia, that have or may be employed in the public service in
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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/m1/97/: accessed May 28, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .