The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 3 Page: 311
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Laws of the State of Texas.
the number of qualified electors; in the second column, all the
white males over the age of eighteen years and under forty-five
years; in the third column, all the white males under the age of
eighteen years; in the fourth column all the white males over the
age of forty five years; in the fifth column all the white females;
in the sixth column, all the slaves; in the seventh column all free
persons of color; and in the eighth column all the free white population.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Assessors shall make out
duplicate returns, one of which shall, on or before the second Monday
of November, be filed by them in their respective County
Clerk's office, and one transmitted by mail or otherwise to the
Seat of Government, directed to the Secretary of State.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the several Assessors shall
each receive three cents for each white inhabitant residing in the
country, and two cents for each white inhabitant in a town or city,
and one cent for each slave or free person of color, enumerated by
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said Assessors shall each
take an oath, before some competent authority, to promptly and
faithfully discharge the duties required of them in this act to the
best of their ability.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the Assessors shall severally
give bond with approved security, payable to the Chief Justice of
their respective counties, and their successors in office, in the sum
of five hundred dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge of
the duties required of them by this act.
Approved, March 20, 1848.
An Act to apportion Senators and Representatives of the Legislature
among the several counties of this State according to the
requirements of the Constitution.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That the State shall be divided into twenty-two Sen(311)
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 3, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6728/m1/315/: accessed December 8, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .