The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4 Page: 1,457
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Laws of the State of Texas.
Section 1. That this act take effect from and after the first day
of July, A. D. 1860, excepting article 955, of part 5, title 2, which
shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage of this
Approved February 11, 1860.
An Act supplementary to and amendatory of an act entitled an act
to adopt and establish a Penal Code for the State of Texas.
Article 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That the following chapters and articles of the act above recited,
commonly known as the Penal Code, be and they are hereby
so amended so as that the same shall read as follows, that is to say:
Art. 310a. If any person shall bribe or offer to bribe any witness
in any case, either civil or criminal, to disobey a supcena or other
legal process, or to avoid the services of the same by secreting himself
or by any other means, he shall'be punished by confinement in
the penitentiary not less than two nor more than five years.
Art 31 Ob. If any witness in any case, civil or criminal, shall accept
a bribe offered for the purpose or purposes mentioned in the
next preceding article, he shall be plmished by imprisonment in the
penitentiary not less than two nor more than five years.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1461/?q=white%20color%20negro%20negroes%20slave%20slaves%20free%20mixed%20blood%20ancestry%20descent%20descended%20descendent%20Indian%20Mexican: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .