The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 3 Page: 474
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Laws of the State of Texas.
An Act to prescribe the mode of Adoption.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That any person wishing to adopt another as his or her
legal heir, may do so by filing in the office of the clerk of the
county court in which county he or she may reside, a statement
in writing, by him or her signed and duly authenticated or acknowledged,
as deeds are required to be, which statement shall
recite in substance, that he or she adopts the person named therein
as his or her legal heir, and the same shall be admitted to record
in said office.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That such statement in writing,
signed and authenticated, or acknowledged and recorded as aforesaid,
shall entitle the party so adopted to all the rights and privileges,
both in law and equity, of a legal heir of the party so adopting
him or her. Provided, however, that if the party adopting such
person, have, at the time of such adoption, or shall thereafter have
a child or children, begotten in lawful wedlock, such adopted child
or children shall in no case inherit more than the one-fourth of
the estate of the party adopting him or her, which can be disposed
df by will.
Approved, January 16, 1850.
Amendment to the Constitution.
Sec. 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas,
That the Constitution of the State of Texas be so altered and
amended, that the Judges of the Supreme Court, Judges of the
District Courts, Attorney-General, District Attorneys, Comptroller
of Public Accounts, Treasurer of the State, and the Commissioner
of the General Land Office, shall, at the expiration of their respective
terms of office, or in case a vacancy may occur, in either
of them, by death, resignation, or otherwise, after this amendment
takes effect, and thereafter, be elected by the qualified electors of
the State, in the manner prescribed by law.
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That the election for District
Judges and District Attorneys shall be confined to their respective
Approved, January 16, 1850.
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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/m1/478/?q=%22January%2016,%201850%22: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .