The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4 Page: 1,020
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Laivs of the State of Texas.
An Act to amend an Act to create the county of San Saba.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the
first section of the above recited Act shall hereafter read as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas,
That the following described territory shall constitute the county
of San Saba: Beginning at the mouth of Fall Creek, on the Colorado
river; thence due west thirty-eight miles; thence due north to
the Colorado river; thence down said river, with its meanders, to the
place of beginning. And that this Act shall take effect from is
Approved February 10, 1SS.
An Act to establish the University of Texas.
Whereas, From the earliest times, it has' been the cherished design
of the people of the Republic and of the State of Texas, that
there shall be established, writhin her limits, an Insitution of
learning, for the instruction of the youths of the land in the
higher branches of learning, and in the.liberal arts and sciences,
and to be so endowed, supported and maintained, as to place
within the reach of our people, whether rich or poor, the opportunity
of conferring, .pon the sons of the State, a thorough education,.
and as a means whereby the attachment of the young men
of the State to the interest, the institution, the rights of the
State, and the liberties of the people, might be encouraged and
increased, and, to this end, hitherto liberal appropriations of the
public domain have been made; and,
Whereas, The increasing population and wealth of the State, and
the tendency of events, indicate the fitness of now putting that
cherished design into effect, therefore,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That there is hereby established, within this State, an
Institution of learning, to be styled "The University of
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1024/: accessed July 8, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .