The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 5 Page: 610
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Laws of the State of Texas.
slave has passed into the custody of the State authorities, and before he has been
sold: Provided, That the proceedings for the reclamation of such slave shall be had
at the cost of the claimant, and before the Chief Justice of the county \where said
slave may be held in custody at the time said claim is made and be made a matter
of record in said County Court, but the right to any person, either slave or free,
actually sold as aforesaid, shall be and remain vested in the purchaser under said
sale, and the owner of any slave thus sold, shall only, upon proving his property in
said slave within three years after said sale, be entitled to receive from the State
Treasury the amount paid into said Treasury on account of the sale of said slave.
Sec. 9. The District Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk, and any other officer whose services
may be required in any proceeding arising under the provisions of the 2d section
of this act, or who may have already rendered service in any proceeding resulting
in the commitment of any person to the Penitentiary as contemplated in the
provisions to the 7th Section of this act, shall be allowved the same fees and expenses
as are allowed in cases of felony.
Sec. 10. That this act take effect from and after its passage.
Approved AIarch 6th, 1S63.
An Act to punish any person or persons who may obtain goods from the State
Penitentiary, under false pretences.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas. That
if any person or persons, representing themselves as agents for tne State of Texas,
Confederate Government, w-idows, soldiers' families, or otherwise. and as such shall
obtain goods from the acting agent of the penitentiary. and dispose of the same
in any other way than as intimated by them to the said agent at the time of obtaining
the same, shall, on conviction thereof, in any Court of proper jurisdiction,
be condemned to serve, at hard labor, in the State Penitentiary, not less than two
nor more than three years for each and everv such offence.
Approved March 6th, 1863.
An Act to amend An Act entitled An Act to amend the Sixteenth Section of "An
Act to provide for the Assessment and Collection of Taxes, approved Feb. 11th,
1850, approved January Iltlh, 1862."
Section 1. Be it enacted roy the Legislature of the State of Texas. lhat
section sixteen of "An Act to provide for the Assessment and Collection of taxes,'
approved February 11th, 1S50. be so amended as hereafter to read as follows: That
if any person shall fail or refuse to pay the taxes imposed upon him and his property
by law, until the first day of March next, suceeeeding the return of the assessment
roll of his county, to the Comptroller, the Assessor and Collector. shall, by virtue
of his tax list, levy upon so much property liable to taxation, belonging to such
pers,n. if to be folnd in his county, as may be sufficient to pay lihs or her taxes. Provided,
however. That if such person, his agent or attorney, shall point out to the Assessor
and Collector suficeient property belonging to the party assessed in said
county to pay said taxes. then the Assessor and Collector shall levy upon the property
.as pointed out, and in case the property levied on is about to be removed out
of the county. the Assessor and Collector shall proceed to take possession of so
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