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Laws of the State of Texas.
longing thereto., once in every year, at such time as shall be directed
by the said Mayor and city council, to publish an account of the receipts
and expenditures of the said Treasury; provided, that no payment
be made by the said Treasurer, unless the same be authorized
by a warrant drawn by the person exercising the functions of Mayor,
in pursuance of an order of the city council; and further provided,
that the city council may enlarge or diminish the amount of the
bond from time to time, as circumstances and proper attention to
the revenues may require, and they deem proper.
Sec. 33. That every free white male inhabitant of said city who
shall have attained the age of twenty-one years, and who shall have
rented at least twelve months previous to the day of election, within
the limits of the city of Galveston, and who shall have paid all taxes
which shall have been assessed against him by or under the authority
of the city council, shall have and possess the right to vote at the
election of Mayor and Aldermen, and other elective officers of said
Sec. 34. That in addition to the qualifications necessary for a
voter, no person shall be eligible to the office of Mayor or Alderman
who does not possess real estate within the limits of said city, of the
value of one thousand dollars, according to the tax list.
Sec. 35. That the first election for Mayor and Alderman, and
other officers elected and chosen by the people under the provisions
of this act, shall be held on the first Monday of March, A. D. one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and that until said time,
and the election and qualification of their successors, the Mayor
and Aldermen and other officers now in office shall continue to exercise
the power and authority conferred upon them by the laws heretofore
in force, or conferred by the provisions of this act.
Sec. 36. That an act entitled 'an act for the incorporation of the
city of Galveston," approved February 5th, 1840, and also an act e>titled
"an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act for
the incorporation of the city of Galveston," approved February 5th,
1840, which was approved February 5th, 1844, be, and the same are
hereby repealed. And that all property, actions, rights of actions,
claims and demands of every nature and kind whatsoever, vested in
the said corporation, under and in virtue of the said laws hereby
repealed, shall vest in, remain, continue and inure to the said
corporation, under this act, as fully and completely in all res(700)
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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/m1/704/?q=%22white%22: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .