The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5 Page: 607
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Laws of the State of Texas. 19
not understand the obligation of an oath. 3. A slave or free person of color shall
not testify, except where the prosecution is against a person who is a slave or free
person of color. 4. In prosecutions for seduction under the provisions of the Penal
Code, the female alleged to have been seduced. 5. All persons who have been, or
may be convicted of felony in this, or in any other State of the Confederate States,
or of any other State or kingdolm, unless such person or persons may have been pardoned
for such crime: Provided, that no person convicted of the crime of perjury
or false swearing within this State, or out of it, shall have his competency as a witness
restored by a pardon, unless the pardon so obtained shall by its terms specifically
restore his competency to testify in a court of justice, or unless his competency
be otherwise restored by the proper authorities of this State. Art. 960. The sheriff
shall receive from the county one dollar a day for each guard he employs, and the
reasonable expense of such guard, not exceeding one dollar a day; and for the support
and maintenance of each prisoner in his custody fifty cents a day during the
time he has charge of such prisoner, but in localities where the price of provisions
may demand it, the presiding judge may, in his discretion, allow and approve a
greater sum, not to exceed one dollar a day.
Approved March 6th, 1863.
An Act to provide for the defence of the Frontier, and repealing certain provisions
of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the protection of the Frontier," approved
December 21st, 1861.
Whereas, under the provisions of "An Act to provide for the protection of the
Frontier of the State of Texas," approved December 21st, 1861, a regiment, composed
of nine companies of cavalry, was organized and sworn into the service of the
State of Texas for the term of twelve months: And, whereas, by the provisions of
the seventh section of said act, the Governor was required to urge the acceptance of
said regiment in the service of the Confederate States for the purpose of frontier
protection: And, whereas, by reason of the provisions of said act, and the organizotion
of said regiment, being inconsistent with the army regulations of the Confederate
States, said regiment rwas not received into the service of the said Confederate
States: And, whereas, to meet a provision of said army regulations, that each regiment
shall be composed of ten companies, the Governor disbanded said regiment,
and on the 11th day of February, 1S63, of the same material, completed the organization
of another regiment composed of ten companies, denominated "the Mounted
Regiment of Texas State Troops," and mustered the same into the service of the
State of Texas, under the command of Colonel James E. McCord, for the term of
three years or during the war: Therefore,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That said
mounted regiment of Texas State Troops, organized and commanded as aforesaid, be,
and the same is hereby recognized and acknowledged as the Frontier Regiment, contemplated
to be raised by the act of this Legislature aforesaid, subject to the provisions
of said act, except as may be herein otherwise provided, and that the sum
of eight hundred thousand dollars, ($800,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary,
be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the pay and support of said regiment
for the term of twelve months from the said 11th day of February, 1863, or
until further action of the Legislature of this State.
See. 2. That the Governor be, ,and he is hereby authorized to transfer
said regiment to the service of the Confederate States: Provided such trans(607)
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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/m1/623/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .