The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 127
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Laws of the State of Texas.
ally followed said occupation, calling or profession. The county clerk
shall be entitled to ten cents for issuing the license, to be paid by the
person to whom it is issued.
Approved March 15, A. D. 1881.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.
CHAPTER XLV.-An act granting a land certificate of twelve hundred
and eighty (1280) acres to each of the surviving soldiers of the Texas
revolution, and the surviving signers of the declaration of Texas independence,
and to the surviving widows of such soldiers and signers,
and to the widows of those who fell at the Dawson massacre; and to
repeal an act, approved April .26, 1879, entitled "An act granting a
land certificate of six hundred and forty acres to each of the indigent
veterans who was engaged in the struggle for Texas independence
prior to and at the battle of San Jacinto, enrolled under the act approved
July 28, 1876.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas,
That the commissioner of the general land office be and is hereby authorized
and required to issue, subject to the provisions hereinafter specified,
to each of the surviving soldiers who served in the war between Texas
and VMexico, in the army of the Republic of Texas, at any time between
the commencement of the revolution in 1835, and the first day of January,
1837, who served for three months in such war, and received, or was
entitled to receive, a bounty warrant therefor, and to each of the surviving
signers of the declaration of the independence of Texas, made at
the town of Washington on the second day of March, 1836, and to each
of the surviving widows of any such soldiers or signers who remains and
has always been unmarried since the death of such soldier or signer, and
to the widows of those who fell at the Dawson massacre, a land certificate,
in his or her name, for twelve hundred and eighty (1280) acres,
which may be located as headright certificates upon any of the public
domain, and patented, as in other cases; and the said certificate, and
the land located by virtue thereof, shall be exempt from forced sale so
long as it shall remain the property of the grantee in said certificate;
provided, that the commissioner shall charge no fees for the issuance of
such land certificate and patent.
Sec. 2. Any person mentioned in the first section of this act, who has
already received a land certificate of six hundred and forty acres, as an
indigent veteran under the provisions of an act approved April 26, 1879,
entitled "An act granting a land certificate of six hundred and forty
acres to each of the indigent veterans who was engaged in the struggle
for Texas independence, prior to and at the battle of San Jacinto, enrolled
under the act approved July 28, 1876," shall only be entitled to
receive in addition thereto, a land certificate for six hundred and forty
acres under the provisions of this act.
Sec. 3. Any person applying for a land certificate under the provisions
of this act, shall make proof by their own affidavit and the testimony
of at least two reliable witnesses, taken before the judge of the
county court of the county in which such person resides, of all the facts
necessary to entitle such person to such land certificate under the first
section of this act; and if such application is made by any such surviv(127)
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6729/m1/129/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .