The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 94
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
accordance with law, to direct the payment of such troops out of
the proper appropriations, by an army paymaster, at the most convenient
points for them to attend in the section of country in which
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That the militia employed in the
campaign against the hostile Indians and Mexicans, under the command
of General Rusk, and others, who have mounted, armed and
equipped themselves, shall receive the same pay, except bounty
lands, as is allowed in the act defining the pay of mounted riflemen,
approved 10th December, 1836, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
JOHN M. HANSFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID 'G. BURNET,
President of the Senate.
Approved, January 25, 1S39.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
To incorporate the city of Houston and other cities therein named.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That all the
free white inhabitants thereof shall be a body corporate, by the
name of the Mayor and Aldermen, and inhabitants of the city of
Houston, and by that name they and their successors shall be known
in law, and be capable of suing and of being sued, and of defending
in all courts and in all actions and matters whatsoever, and may
have a common seal and may alter and change the same at their
pleasure, and by the same name shall be capable of holding and
conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said corporation:
Provided, That such real estate be within the limits of
the said city.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That there shall be the following
officers for the said city: that is to say, one Mayor, one Recorder,
eight Aldermen, one Treasurer, and as many other subordinate
officers not herein mentioned, for preserving the peace and well
ordering the affairs of said citv, as the citv council shall direct.
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