The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4 Page: 68
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Laws of the State of Texas.
An Act for the relief of the Alabama Indians.
'Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Texas, That twelve hundred and eighty acres of vacant and unappropriated
land, situated in either Polk or Tyler counties, or
bot.h, to be selected by the Chiefs of the Alabama Indians and the
Commissioners hereinafter named, be, and the same is hereby set
apart for the sole use and benefit of, and as a home for the said tribe
of Indians; and that the District Surveyor of the District of Liberty,
or his legal deputy, be authorized and required, upon the
application of said Commissioners, to survey the same and return
the field-notes of such survey, duly authenticated, to the Commissioner
*of the General Landoffice, who shall thereupon issue a patent
to said tribe of Indians for the same, and that said Surveyor
and Commissioners shall for such services receive the usual fees
of office and no more.
Sec. 2. That should said Chiefs and Commissioners be unable
to select 'a home for said Indians, on vacant and unappropriated
land, then and in that case the said Commissioners are hereby authorized
to purchase twelve hnndred and eighty acres of mnimproved
land from the owner ior owners thereof, situated in either
of the aforesaid counties mentioned above, at a price not to exceed
two dollars per acre, and shall take from the owner or owners of
such land deeds with warranty conveying the same to said tribe of
Indians, lwhich deeds of conveyance shall be acknowledged or
proven, andc admitted to record in the county in which the land
or thle greater part thereof is situated, before the purchase money
or any part thereof shall be paid. And the said Commissioners are
aathorized to draw upon the Treasury of the State, in favor of the
persoIn or persons from whom said land may have been purchased,
for a snum not to exceed two thousand five hundred and sixty dollars,
the amount of which draft the Treasurer shall pay out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 3. ' That said land shall not be selected or located within
four miles of the residence or improvements of any white inhabitant
of this State. And that said Indians shall not alien, lea?e, rent, let,
give or otherwise dispose of said land or any part thereof to any person
whatsoever. And should the State of Texas hereafter provide
a home for said tribe of Indians, and settle them thereon, then the
said twelve ihundred 'and eighty acres of land, with its improvements,
shall become the property of the State.
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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/m1/72/?q=white: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .