The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4 Page: 1,459
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Laws of the State of Texas.
Of the crime against nature.
Art. 399c. If any person shall commit with mankind or beast
the abominable and detestable crime against nature, he shall be
deemed guilty of sodomy, and on conviction thereof, he shall be
punished by confinement in the penitentiary for not less than five
nor more than fifteen years.
Art. 399d. If any person shall obstruct or injure, or cause to
be obstructed or injured, any public road or highway, or common
street or alley in any incorporated city or town, or any public bridge
or causeway, or shall continue such obstruction, so as to render the
same inconvenient or dangerous to pass, or shall erect or establish
any offensive trade or manufacture or business, or continue the
same after it has been erected or established, or shall in anywise
pollute, or obstruct any waiter course, lake, pond, marsh or common
sewer, or continue such obstruction or pollution so as to render
the same unwholesome or offensive to the county, city, town or
neighborhood thereabouts, or shall do any other act or thing that
would be deemed and held to be a nuisance at common law, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction by indictment, fined
in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars; and upon conviction,
the judge trying the case shall order the Sheriff to abate such
nuisance at the expense of the defendant, to be taxed in the bill
of costs: Provided, that no person shall be punished under this
article, who places obstructions in the streets or alleys of incorporated
cities or towns for purposes of improvement by permission
of the corporate authorities of such city or town.
Art. 409a. If any free white person or persons shall play at any
game with cards, or at any other game or games of chance with a
slave or slaves, or a free person of color, he or they shall be fined
not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment
in the county jail not more than three months, at the
discretion of the jury.
Article 410 shall hereafter read as follows:
All houses commonly known as public, and all gaining houses
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