The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 377
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Laws of the State of Texas.
CHAPTER LXXI.-An Act to amend Article 784, of Chapter 15,
Title 17, of the Penal Code.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
That Article 784, of Chapter 15, Title 17, of the Penal Code, be so.
amended as hereafter to read as follows:
"Article 784. If any agent of any railroad, steamship, sailing ves"sel,
or shipping company of any kind, shall receive for shipment any
"horses or cattle, unless such horses or cattle have been duly inspected
"according to law, he shall be fined not less than twenty-five nor more
"than one thousand dollars for each animal so unlawfully shipped.".
Sec. 2. The great necessity for this law, and the near approach of
the end of this session of the Legislature, creates an imperative public
necessity, and emergency the constitutional rule that bills be, read on
three several days in each house be suspended, and the same is therefore
suspended, and that this act take effect and be in force from and after
its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved April 10, 1883.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.
CHAPTER LXXII.-An Act to provide for the permanent endowment,
in land or its proceeds, of the University of Texas and its branches, including
the branch for the instruction of colored youths; and, also, to
provide for an equal endowment for the benefit of the permanent
common free schools of this State.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas,
That after the payment of the amounts due from the State to the common
free school fund, out of the proceeds of the sales heretofore made.
or hereafter to be made, of that portion of the public lands set aside for
the payment of the public debt, by an act approved July 14th, 1879, and
an act amendatory thereof, approved MIarch 11th, 1881, and the payment
directed to be made to the common school and university funds by an
act approved Feb'y 23d, 1883, the remainder of said land, not to exceed
two million of acres, contained in the counties and territory specially mentioned
in said acts, or the proceeds thereof, set aside by said acts for the.
payment of the public debt, heretofore or hereafter to be received by the
State, shall one half thereof constitute a permanent endowment fund for
the University of Texas and its branches, including the branch for the
instruction of colored youths, and one half thereof shall constitute a
permanent endowment fund for the common free schools of this State.
Sec. 2. The importance of the subject embraced in this act, and the
limited time allowed for the consideration of the great accumulation of
bills now pending, creates an imperative public emergency for the immediate
passage of this act, and the public necessity for the suspension of
the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days, and that this act
take effect and be in force from and after its passage; and it is so enactedApproved
April 10, 1883.
Takes effect after passage.
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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/m1/379/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .