The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5 Page: 385
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Lavws of the State of Texas.
withdrawn from the Treasury for the purpose herein contemplated,
the coupon bonds for interest connected therewith, and which are
now due or will become due during the period that said bonds are
to be pledged or hypothecated, shall be retained in the Treasury;
and when said railroad bonds are released from such pledge or
hypothecation, the same shall be immediately replaced in the Treasury,
and remain as a portion of the special school fund, as heretofore.
Sec. 2. That out of the money so borrowed shall be paid such
amount as has been or shall be audited and allowed by the auditorial
board created by the late Convention of the People of the
State, under and by virtue of an ordinance concerning certain commissioners
and officers appointed by authority of said Convention,
adopted MNarch 23, 1861; and also such amount of debt as has been
or may be created on the faith of the State under and by virtue of
an 'ordinance of said Convention, to authorize the purchase of arms
for the use of the State, adopted March 9, 1861, and the remainder,
if any, may go into the general disbursement account.
Sec. 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 8, 1861.
An Act providing for the disposition of runaway slaves.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That it is hereby made the duty of the Sheriffs of the
different counties of this State, as early as possible after the
commitment of any runaway slave, to cause an advertisement to
be published in a newspaper printed nearest the county, or in the
newspaper having the largest circulation in the county where the
commitment is made, at the discretion of the Sheriff; in which
shall be embraced a minute description of such runaway slave,
and any other circumstances calculated to lead to the discovery
of the slave by his owner, and if, after such advertisement for
the space of six months, the owner should not apply for, prove
and take out of jail such slave, paying such expenses as are now
allowed by law, together with the expense of advertising herein
provided for, the Sheriff shall then convey and deliver such runaway
slave to the keeper of the State Penitentiary, and the
Sheriff shall at the same time deliver to the financial 'aent of
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6727/m1/401/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .