The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 269
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Laws of the State of Texas.
State Treasurer for the amount of compensation due such reporter, based
upon the certificate of the Secretary of State, and the certificate of the
Board of Public Printing, that the reporter has delivered to the Secretary
of State one thousand copies of the .... volume of the "Court of
Appeals Report," containing .... pages, printed, published and bound
in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The Secretary of
State is authorized to sell single copies of each volume delivered as aforesaid,
for the sum of four dollars, exclusive of postage, the proceeds of
such sales to be paid to the State Treasurer and the Secretary of State, to
report thereon in his biennial report; provided, that the Secretary of
State shall retain five hundred copies of each volume for the use of the
Sec. 3. The fact that there is no law by which the State can retain
the copyright to the reports of its Supreme and Appellate Courts, and
the further fact that the public interest demands an immediate change
in the existing law upon the subject, creates an imperative public necessity
and an emergency that the rule, requiring bills to be read on three
several days be suspended, and it is hereby suspended, and that this act
take effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted; provided, that
nothing contained in this act shall be held to apply to volumes of reports
the manuscript of which is now in the hands of the publisher.
Approved May 3, A. D. 1882.
Takes effect from passage.
CHAPTER XIII.-An Act to amend title 4 of the Revised Civil Statutes
of the State of Texas, and to reapportion the State into Senatorial
and Representative Districts.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas,
That articles 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the
State of Texas shall be so amended as to hereafter read as follows:
Article 11. The senatorial districts of the State of Texas are constituted
as follows, each of which shall be entitled to elect a senator:
Number 1-The counties of Jefferson, Liberty, Orange, Jasper, Newton,
Tyler, Polk, Hardin, Chambers and San Jacinto.
Number 2-The county of Sabine, San Augustine, Nacogdoches,
Shelby, Rusk and Panola.
Number 3-The county of Harrison.
Number 4-The counties of Cass, Marion, Bowie, Morris and Titus.
Number 5-The counties of Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, Camp and
Number 6-The counties of Rains, Wood, Upshur, Gregg and Smith.
Number 7-The counties of VanZandt, Henderson, Anderson and
Number 8-The counties of Houston, Leon, Madison, Grimes and Angelina.
Number 9-The counties of Trinity, Walker, Montgomery and Harris.
Number 10-The counties of Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda.
Number 11-The counties of Wharton, Colorado, Lavaca and Gonzales.
Number 12-The counties of Fort Bend, Burleson, Waller, Austin and
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6729/m1/271/: accessed December 10, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .