The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 3 Page: 1,492
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Laws of the State of Texas.
An Act to create the County of Bosque.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That all that territory comprised within the following
limits, to-wit: beginning on the Brazos river at the upper corner
of a league of land in the name of William B. Wilson; thence south
sixty degrees west 271 miles; thence south thirty degrees east, to
the upper line of Coryell county, which upper line is to be run
parallel to and thirty miles above the north boundary of Bell
county proper; thence with said upper or north boundary line of
Coryell county north sixty degrees east to its north-east corner,
which is to be established in the direction of the present west line
of McLennan county; thence south thirty degrees east to the northwest
corner of AMcLennan county, which is to be established in a
direction south sixty degrees west from the north line of McLennan
county as now established east of the Brazos river; thence
north sixty degrees east to the Brazos river; thence up the Brazos
with its meanders to the beginning, containing nine hundred
square miles, shall be constituted into a new county and called
Sec. 2. That William Gray, T. E. Everett, William McCary,
John Laker, Lowry S. Crutchfield and Jasper Mabry be, and they
are hereby appointed Commissioners to locate the County Site of
said county, and may purchase or receive by donation not more
than three hundred and twenty acres of land for the use of said
county, and shall proceed to lay off one-half of said land into suitable
lots, and sell the same or any part thereof, at such time and
on such terms as they may think best for the interest of said
connty, by offering the same at public auction, after giving due
notice of the time and place of such sale, and shall apply the proceeds
of such sales to the erection of suitable county buildings for
the use of said county.
Sec. 3. The said Commissioners, or a majority of them, shall
locate said County Site as near the centre of said county as practicable,
if the land can be obtained so as to secure the permanency
of the same, and they shall continue to perform the duties of
County Commissioners until the next regular election, when their
functions shall cease.
Sec. 4. That all that portion of territory lying north and
west of this county, and which now belongs to McLennan
county, shall belong to and form a territorial part of
Bosque county, and that said Bosque county shall be organized in
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 3, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6728/m1/1480/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .