South-Western American (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, July 23, 1853 Page: 4 of 4
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y:tk:Goveniorof the State of Texas:
MjJlfeREAS by an act.of tfietieg--o
Tl islalure) approvedRfarch 20th
488 itJ3rQquired thai an election for Go-
vernor Lieutenant-Governor andComniis-
- fioaer of the .General Land Office be held
tirougfaQut this "State- on the first Monday
finNqw therefore I P. Hansbrough Bell
Governor of the State of Texas do by vir-
$ue'.of tbe.authority in mc vested hereby or-
ierfnd direct that polls be opened at the
several. precincts of the respective counties
in'thls State on the first Monday' (the first
5ay)nof August next for the election of a
Governor- a Lieutenant-Governor and a
.Commissioner of the General Land Office.
"ThY Chief Justices of the several coun-
.ties; (and. in case of vacancy in the office of
Cnicf Justice or inability of that officer to
Mtjjthen any-two of the County Cotninis-
moacrs) ..will give flue notice and cause
polls to be opened at the several precincts
;joftheir respective counties on.the said .first
ilqnday (the .first day) of August next for
vthe election as aforesaid of a Governor
Lieutenant-Governor and Commissioner of
Ih'eTGeneral Land Office of this State. The
. 'Chief Justices or. County Commissioners.
. in cases wherein they are authorized by Jaw
' to discharge the duties of Chief Justices of
nthe several counties of the State will prompt-
lymake duplicate returns of the election :for
Governor and Lieutenant-Governor careful-
."ly; sealed up one of which shall be transniit-'-ted.to
the seat of Government and directed
-to the Speaker1 of the House of Reprcsenta-1
ftires;' endorsed " blection: returns. ot
fcorinty for Governor and Lieutenant Gov-
pernor" and the other shall be deposited in
jfce;bfiice of the Clerk of the County Court.
-s&Tn returns for Commissioner of the Gen-
leral Land Office will in like manner be made
Tin duplicate separately carefully sealed up
-one of which will be transmitted to the seat
-oE Government .directed to the Secretary
df State and endorsed "Election returns
f ' countv for Commissioner of the
General Land Office." "
-aJsAnd whereas by the said act it;is also
required that an election bo held at.thesev-
"eral precincts of the respectivo counties of
atnectirst and second Congressional Districts
.forjJEtepresentatives in the Congress of the
irfl iThe'refore I'do hereby further order and
'direct that the Chief Justices (and in case
of vaciracyin the office of Chief Justice or
inability .of that officer 16 actj then any? two
Vjbf tlieGonrity Commissioners) of the coup.
o4ieaIof rApderson Angelina Bowie 'Cass
; (Cherokee .-Collin tCooko; DaHasj JXnJbn
"'FanniBjSi Grayson Harrison: Henderson
Kaufman Lamar Liberty Nacogdoches
Newton? Orange Panola Polk Redeliver
Ruskj "Sabine San Augustine Shelby
4SSjnitb.Titus "Tjler Trinityi Upshur JTan
fZamltland Wood respectively composing
hfirerCongressionalJDistrict; and;bf the
counties of .Austin Bastrop Bell Bexar
Brazoria Brazos Burleson Burnet Cald-
WH Pnllintm. nnmnrnn f!nlnmiln Rnniol
Pteyittf Ellis El Paso Ealls Fayette
56ri Bend freestone Galveston Gilles-
piej;Goliad Gonzales Grimes Guadalupe
"sHays! Harris Hidalgo Hill Jackson Kiu-
ney Lavaca Leon Limestone "Madison
Matagorda McLennan Medina Milam
Mo'ntgomery Nayarro Nueces Presidio
xRefugio Robertson San Patricio Starr
rirraht Travis Victoria Uvalde Walker
Washington j Webb- Williamson and Whar-
ctqn? respectively composing the second
Congressional District give 'due noticcand
vciuie; pollsjtq be opened as aforesaid at
jjtfie'several precincts of. their respective coun-atiesj-
for' the-elcction of a Representative in
"tfieCpngress.of the United States for the
District to which the said counties may re-
enectivelv belong: sind due returns make in
duplicate carefully sealed up one" of which
eball be' transmitted to the seat' of tivera-
. caYent' directed to the Secretary of State
-aud-endqrsed " Election returns of
" county -for Representative in the Congress
if hW United States;'" and the .other shall
i K"lnhfeitil1.in thfl'nfflnp nf thti P.lnrlr nfi thn
s'And-whereas A. M. Branch Esq. has
resigned the office of District Attorney of
"'the 7th Judicial District to take effect from
t andf&fter.the 1st day.of August next 1 do
hercbyi further order and direct that the
.. chief justices of the several counties com-
posing the saidi DistrictgTvc due notice and
" cause poll to be opened as aforesaid atthe
. seveial precincts of their respective couti-
Jnties for tne election -of said officer "and
make due' returns as above directed.
And .whereas the Legislature..at'its liite1
extra session did under the. requirements
of .the. Constitution and according to the
.Icensus offtbe year 1851 apportion the(Scn--ators
and Representatives of tlie several ;Dis-
wtribts and counties in this Sl.itp?
tor apdjmake returns to the chief .justice of
Cherokee county. ;
Jio; 2. Anderson and Houston Will
elect one Senator and make returns to the
chief justice of Anderson county.
No. 13. Nacogdoches'anfl Angelina will
elect one Senator and "make returns to. the I
chief justice of Nacogdoches cdunty.-
'No. 14. Shelby dad Panola will "elect
one Senator -aud "make 'returns to the chief
justice of Shelby county.
No. 15. San Augustine Newton Jas
per and Sabine will elect one Senator and
make returns to tnccuiet justice ot ban Au
No. 16. Jefferson 'Liberty PolkTrin
ity .Orange and Tyler will elect one. Sena
tor and. make returns to the chief justice of
No. 17. Galveston will elect one Sena
tor and make returns to the chief justice of
No: 18. Harris will elect one Senator
andmakb returns 'to the chief justice of Har
ris county. u
No. 19. Montgomery Walker Madi
son and Grimes will elect one Senator and
make returns 'to the chief justice of Grimes
JNo. 20. Washinf ton will elect one Sen-
ator; and make returns to the chief justice
of Washington county.
No 21. Leon Robertson Brazos and
Burleson will elect one Senator and make
returns to the chief justice of Robertson
No. 52. Freestone Limestone Navarro
and Henderson 'will 'elect one .Senator and
mate returns to the chief justice of Navarro
Tfo. 23. McLennan Falls Bell Wil-
liamson and 'Milam will; elect one Senator
and make 'returns to the chief justice of Bell
No. 24. Matagorda Wharton. Brazoria
aiwLFort iBend. will elect one. Senator .and
make returns to the-chief justice of Brazo-riacpunty.-
nNo25. Ba3trop jTravis and Burnet
.twillelect one Senator' and make returns fo
i tna ntiiaP-incfinn "nf TVtifl' nnnntt? '
Np.j'6. Calhoun Victoria Jactson G3-
liad;D'e Witt "and Lavaca will elect oneSeri-
ator and make returns to the chief justice
of Victoria county.
No. :27. Gonzales Guadalupe Caldwell
Hays and Comarwill' elect one Senator and
make returns to the chief justice of Guada-
?No. 28. Cameron and Hidalgo will elect
one Se'nator fand make returns tdtihe chief
justice ofiCamcron county
i No.2?T Starr Webb JSTueces 'San 'a-triciot-Refugio
and Kinney will elect one
Senator and makeret'urns"tb the chief jus-
nee. ot ix ueces county.
No. 30. Bexar vill electa one Senator
and make returns to the' chief justico of
Np. 31.i . Gillespie Bexar -Medina and
Uvalde will elect one. Senator and make
returns to the .chief justice of Bexar county.
' .No. 32'. Fayette Colorado and Austin
will elect one Senator and'make returns to
the chief justice of Colorado county.
No. 33. El Paso and Presidio will elect
one Senator and make returns to the chief
justice of El Paso county.
Bowie will elect one Represen-
Red -River will! electbhe Repre-.Lamar.-will
elect 'two Represen-
Fannin will elect one Represen-
.(Grayson will elect one Repre-
Collin will elect one Reprcsen-
Harris will eiecfc two Represen-
Np. 37. Montgomery will;elect:one Re
- No. 39.
Walker will 'elect 'one Repre-
Grimes will elect one Repre-
Walker Madison and Grimes
will elect one Representative and make re-
turns to the .chief justice of Grimes county.
No. '41. Leon will elect ono Represen-
tative. No. 42. Freestone Limestone and Falls
will elect one .Representative and make re-
turns to the chief justice of Limestone county.
No 43. Navawo will elect one Repre-
Tfo". '44. Elli3 and Tarrant will elect one
Representative and make returns to the
chief justice of Ellis county.
No. 45. "Bell and MdLennan will'elect
one Representative' -and make returns to the
chief justice of Bell' county.
No. 46. Robertsonand Milam will elect
one Representative and make returns to the
chief justisb of Milam county.
No. 47. Burleson and Brazos will elect
one Representative and mako returns to
the chief justico of ;Burlcsbn county.
No. 48. Williamson and Burnet will
elect' one Representative and mako returns
to the chief justice of Williamson county.
No. 49. Washington will elect two Re-
presentatives. .' ' t
.No. "06. Austin will'' elect One Represen-
tative. No. 51. Fort Bend and Adstin will'elect
one Representative; and'make returns to' the
chief justice' of Fort Bend bounty.
I'no. ox. Brazoria win eiecfone repre
No. 53.- Matagorda and.iWharton will
elect one Representative 'and .make returns
to the 'chief justice: of Matagorda county.
Colorado. will elect one Kepre-
Fayette will electone; Repre-
. Bastrop will ellcct one Re'prc-
T.ravis will "eieot one Repfesen-
No. 71 ;Denton Collin and Cooke will
.elect; one Representative and make 'returns
to' the chief justice of Denton county..
No.- 8. Dallas will elect' one Represen
. No. 55.
. No. 57.
. 1. -- - '
.No.. 58. Fayette Bastrop and Travis
will elect brie Representative and make re-
turns' to '.the 'chief justice bf-Bastrop comity.
No. 59. Jackson and Calhoun will elect
one Representativei and make'returns tothe
chief justice of 'Jackson county.
No. 60. Victoria and Goliad will elect
one Representative and make returns to
the chief justice of Victoria .county.
No'. 61 (Lavaca and Do VVitt will elect
one Representative and make returns to
the chief justice of Layaca-county.
No. 62. Gonzales will elect one :Repre-
No 64. CaldwelL and Hays will elect
one Representative and'make returns 'to
the' chief justice bfGaldwcll county:
io.'65 Is ueces San Patricio and Re
Guadalupe 'will 'elect oue Rep-
fugio will elect!one ifeeprcsentativc and
make returns to the chief. justice of Nueces
Webb wilhelectiohe Represen-
Starr will elect onq Reprcsen-
Cameron will.. elect one Repre-
Hunt will elect one Represents-
Hopkins will elect one Repre-
Cass will elect ono Represen ta-
1 vwHaww au 41 I.J Hik 4
.Therefore I do hereby" further order and
direct that the Chief Justices of the several
aaicounties (and in case of vacancy in theof-
.. . fice of Chief Justice J or inability'of that offi-
iscceKtbTactV'then any two of the.Cpunty-Com-
''miBsioners) give due notice and cause polls
BHyrbe opened" as "aforesaid 'at the' several
precincts of 'their respective1 counties- for
the'.election of Senators and Representatives
fin "the next State Legislature as follows to
;. -' Senators.
f ojJq-mij 4Rgd-River and Bowie' willielect
doriefScriatori and make returns to thefchief
tS'Tjdstice of'Red River county.
-rS tNo.-2. Lamar and Hopkins will elect
oWSenator and make returns to the chief
'r gustice'of. Lamar county. .. ti
V" Nb'.'3i Fannin Anil Hunt will elect.'one
' Senator; and make returns to the chief jus-
'1 ticpVof Fannin county.
-sco.No. 4. Collin Grayson Denton Kauf-
. man and Csoke will electone.' Senator and
makofc'rturns to' the chief justice of Collin;
sr-'Noii Dallas Tarradt and Ellis will
elect one Senator and make returns' to the
Hopkins Fannin and Red Riv
cr will elect-one Representative and make;
returns to- .the cuiei justice of Hopkins
No. 12. ' -Titus will elect one Represen
H.T " A M9 1 m. !
no. 19. ass ana iitus will elect .one
Representative and. make returns to thb
uuiuijusuce 01 vass county. f
aiO;j.U.--wllarriS0n-wiH.eIenfc thpi. Ken
resenta lives. . -.
No. 16. Upshur will eleot onej Repre
'Smith will elect two Represen-
AVpod aiid'VanZandt will elect
one Representative and iriake returns to the
chief justice of Wood county.
No.-19. Kaufman and -Henderson will
elect one Representative and make returns
to tbelch'iefjii'stice of Henderson county.
No. 20. Anderson will elect two Rep-
resentatives.. " -- &
No. 21. Cherokee will elect three Rep
Jo. 22. Rtisk;w111 elect four Represen-
'tntiwno. x 'v i ' "
"Panola will - elect one Reprc
Cameron and Hidalgo will elect
one Representative and make returns to the
chief justice of Cameron county.
No. 70r- Bexar will elect three Repre-
sentatives. Np.. 71 Bexar Uvalde Gillespie Me-
dina Kinaeyarid Comamill-elect one Rep-
resentative and make returns to the chief
justico of Bexar count'. '
No. 72. Comal and Gillespie will elect
one Representative and make returns to
the chief justice of Gonial county.
No. 73. El Past) and .Presidio will elect
one. Representative and make returns to
the chief justice of El Pso'.county.
The chief justices of the said several'Sen-
atorial and Representative Districts to whom
the Districtreturns.are to-be made (and in
case of vacancy in toe office of chief justice
or inability of that officer to act then any
two of the County Confmiss'ibn'ers) will
give to the 'Senators and 'Representatives
elect of their respective Districts thepropr
er certificate of election and make returns'
thereof- 'according to; law to-the Seoretary
of State endorsed " Eleotion .returns for
Senators and Representatives."
rKf In testimony whereofj I have
I V QCreuDtoset my hand and caused
2 li 5 the'greSt seal of the State to be
ys (affixed. Done at the city of Aus-1
tin' this 19th day of May A. D. 1853 and
of the independence of Texas the eighteenth.
By the Governor P H. BELL.
Thomas H. .D.uval Secry.ofiState.
That the sum of four; thousand dollars be and
tne same is uereoy appropriated w tne oan Ja-
That the sum of three thotfearid dollars be
and the same is hereby appropriated to the
San Bernard river;
That the'sum of three thousand dollars be
and the same is hereby appropriated for the
Lavaca and .Navidad rivers;
That the siim of fi've'thousand dollars be and
the sa'nie is hereby appropriated for the Nueces
For the Mission and1 thebay at its mouth the
sum of three thousand dollars.
Sec 2. That a 'board of Internal Improve-
ments consisting of three members shall be
elected for each of the following rivers; Sabine
Trinity Brazos Colorado San Jacinto San Ber-
nard Nayidad Sulphur Fork of Red River and
iNueces; ana one Doaru consisting ot three
members shall be elected ibr the Neches and
Angelina rivers; and a board consisting of
three members shall 'be elected for the San
Antonio and one for the Guadalupe; and a
board consisting of three members shall be
elected for Ferry Lake and Cypress Bayou' and
Jim's Bayou; and a board consisting of three
members shall be elected for the Mission river
and the bay at its mouth which said boards
shall be elected'by both Houses of the Legisla
ture in joint session ; and each member of said
boards before entering 'on the duties of his of
fice shall enter into' bond-with sufficient' secu
rity in the sumot ten thousand dollars payable
to the Governor and his successor in office for
the faithful discharge ofthe duties which may
be assigned them which said bond shall be ap
proved py tne liovernor and hied with the Sec-
retary of Stafeipon which suitmay be brought
from time to time and not to. bo voidiuponthe
first recovery for a forfeiture thereof; and "each
tsember shall also take and subscribe the-fol-lowing
oath before'any;person legally author-
ized to administerthe same:' "I do ;hereby so-
lemnly swear (or affirm as the case 'may be)
that I will well and truly discharge all the dur
ties as a member of the board' of Internal Im-
provements to'which. I have been electedj-wHich
niay be imposed upon me toy'the Legislature
from time totime;" andtiaid members of the
board shallreceive two.dollarsper day .for each
and everv dav thev mav be necessarily en-
aged iii the.dischargebt'their duties:
.bEc. 3. That'the several 'boards shall lay
off the work to-be'done in sections of conveni-
ent' size; letbutthe work to the lowest' bidder
who shall enter into bond in double the amount
ot lus bid lor the faithful performance ol his
work with securities to be approved by the
Doar.u : iney snau supenmenn me worK anu
see'that-it is done'in' conformity with the.con-
traefs but neither of them shall either directly
or indirectly be interested in any bid or coh
Sec.4. That the aid respectiviJ''boards shall'
elect one of (heir number Presidentof the same
who shall preside at all the meetings of the
board should he be present; and he shall have
the power to convene the board 'with the con-
currence of one other member whenever he
may 'deem it necessary to do'so;'and two mem-
bers of said board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction. of business;-and the. said board
shall keep a record' of their' proceedings touch-
ing all .their transactions in the discharge of
their" duties.'a'copy of which shairbe bvthem
transmitted once in every three months to'the
Governor for his inspection and which shall
by him be filed in the.officVof the Secretary
of State .for the inspection of allwho'may 'de-
sire to see it; 'and' the said board shall from
time to time draw drafts on the Treasury- in
Now therefore J; P. Hansbrougb BelJ Gov-
ernor of the State of Texas do hereby in pur-
suance of the law and the Constitution 'order
and direct that the above recited Joint Resolu-
tion bs published in the public prints of'tbit
State for the consideration of the people.. at
least three months previous to the next "general
election to be held throughout the "State ba 4
Monday the first day of August ensuing.
And I do further order and direct the Chief
Justices ofthe several counties (and in case of
vacancy in the offide of Chief Justine dr ina-
bility of that officer to act then any two of tb
County Commissioners) to cause polls to b
opened at the several precincts in their respec-
tive counties on the said 1st day ot August
next and the votes of all those voting for rep-
resentatives'in the State Legislature to :be' ta-
ken for and against the adoption of the said
proposed amendment. The Chief Justices of
the several counties (and in case'of vacancyin
th'eoffice ofChipf-Justice onina'bility'of tbmt
officer to act then any two of the County Com-
missioners) will return tothe Secretary of Stat
complete lists ofthe names of all' those voting
for representatives in the Legislature WhicS
listsmust show who voted for and who .voted
against the said proposed amendment as well
as the names of those who. did. not vote "at all
upon the question as a majority of 'the 'whole
number of votes cast for (Representativ
throughout the Slate seems to be contemplated
as necessary toy an amendment of the Constita
tion. . '
In testimony whereof I h'ave:nereuntb
set my hand -and caused the igreul
L. S. Seal of the State to be affixed. JJone-
at the Lity.ol Austin this second dav
of Slay A. D 1853.-of the Imle
ence of the TJ. States the 77th andbf
Texas the 18th?y ear. P.:H..BELL.
By the Governor -""
T. H.:Dcval gery of Slate.. . 47-301. '
LOST -The following "land certificates
to wit : Certificate No. 835 for 320 acrea
bounty land issued by the Secretary of War
to John Stewart; certificate No. '61 isstie'cl
by the board of land commissioners for the
county-of Bastrop to Samuel Melivee ;fbj
640 acres as also the transfers toSpeHecr
Traweek ofthe same; and certificate No.i3j
issued by the board of land commissionbiB
for.the..countyr of Gonzales to Spencer Tit
week for 640 acres. If ;not found wit&w
the time prescribed by law application will
be made' to the proper ilepartmenffdr ""dlip-
licates. SPENCER TR A WEEK. ' ' -By
his Att'y R. D. McANELLT. 4
June'24 1853. ' fl:9t ' ---
Shelby will eleot ono Repre-
ft y chief justice oFDallas county-:
"No."6t "Upshur and Wbddwill elect
. Senator and "make returns to the chief jus-
? t!8e Kf'Upsliur county. K r .-'.
v'P-T- lCass a-nd Titu3 will lelecP one
Senator nnd'tnake returns to the chief jus-
ice'bf Cass county. "
-OBvacjj. g Harrigon wjn elect1 one Senator
"?. an'd'makc returns'to'the'ehief justice of Har-
.fnson .county. - .
xn42sN'o.'' 9'. '" Rusk will elect 'onoSenator and
nate' :feturiis to the chief justice of Rusk
tcounty.v "- ' :"
'iio-pJOr Smith and Van Zandt will elect
OBSwtt'torjny make returns to -the chief
!! C'-Tokeb.'-will elect. one Sena-1
No- 25. Shelby-Panola and "SanlAu-
gustine will'elect one Representative and
make returns" to the chief -justice of Shelby
No. 26. an Augustine will eiecfc orte"
-N2.v2J.. Nacogdoches will elect two Re
presentatives. ' ' ""
Noi"28.; 'Houston will elect one Repre--
No. 29. Polk and Trinity will electone
Representative and make returns to the
chief justice of Polk countv.
No. '30) Sabine'' Jasper and Newton will'
elect two Representatives and make returns
to the chiefjustice of Sabine county.
No. 31. Angelina and Cherokee will'
elect'bnel Representative and. make returns
to the cuiet justice ;or Angelina county.
No. 32. Jefferson and Orange will elect
one Representative.Cfnd make returns to the
No. 33. 'Liberty will eleot 'one Repre
Tyler will elect one Jlepresens
Jrt! - ' . cV '"
By the Governor ofthe State of Texas.
IHEREAS by aiact.of the late extra ses;
' siaa of thejLegislature approved Februr
ary'7th 1853 certain appropriations were niade
iui iiuciuui uupiucinciii3 ju-uiis ouiii; buujeuu
forits' adoption to aipopular vote -which act is'
.in thpivjjttlslamlfigttres following-to wit:
An Act making appropriations tor.the improve-
ment of the "Rivers ofthe State.
'Section 1. Be-it enacted' by the Legislature
of 'the State of Texas .That the'sum of thirty-
;threathousand dollars beiahdthe same is-here-by-
appropriated' to the improvement of the na
vigation ofthe Sabine river;
That the sum of thirty-seven thousand five
hundred dollars be and the-same is hereby ap
That the. sum of thirty-seven thousand five
hundred dollars bei arid the same -is hereby ap
pi opriated to the -Brazos and Little rivers and
toward the completion ofjhe canal now in pro-
gress of construction .under the direction of the
Galveston and'Brazos 'Navigation Company;
That the siim of thiftv-seven thousand five
hundred dollars be1 and the' same -is herebvan-.
propnateu to the U)lorato.nver;
inat. tne.sumot twenty-three thousand. dol-
lars be and the .same is hereby appropriated to
the Neches and Augeliria rivers;
That the sum of twentv-one thousand dollars
be- and tfiesame'isihefeby. appropriated 'to the
That thesum of eleven thousand five hun-
dred dollars be ahd'the same is hereby appro-
priated to the San' Antonio river;
For ferry Lake--from" the Louisiana line to
Jeflerspniitwelve'thousand' dollars ;
F6r .Cypress Bayou- from Jefferson to Wat-
son's Ferry; two thousand dollars:
Fpr Little Cypres two thousand' dollars:
For Sulphur Fork of Red River eight tnbu
'J7or Jim's BayoiL'oneithousandldollars;
. That the suraj)f.3eyenteen thousand dollars
be and the same is Hereby appropriated to Red
River; . "'"".''
That'the'sumof 'four-thousand dollars be arid
the samo is hereby appropriated to Buffalo
favor-of the contractor for such sums as tfiey
may think necessary-and proper- to enable sud-h
contractor to progress with his .work: Provided
That in no case shall they draw for more than
two-lhircls'of .the'work'actually doie and per-
lormedj until llTe whole ofthe contract shall
ha ve-been completed.
Sec 5. That all the proceedings of the re-
spective boards touching their duties shall be
by them laid "before the hext.session of the'Le-
gislature after they are had; also all the pro-
ceedings of the Governor touching his duties
and transactions with the said boards shall be
by him laid before the next session of the Le
gislature after thev are had: and in the case of
a vacancyin the board during the recess ot-the
Legislature it 'shall be filled by the two. re-
maining members of the' board should there
be! two- remaining members which appoint-
ment shall be in.torce until the meeting ofthe
next Legislature ; arid in the event1 that there
shall be at any time' only one member of' the
'board or no member of the board it shall be
the duty of the Governor to fill the vacancy or
vacancies which appointments shall in like
manner continue in office until the next ses-
sion ofthe Legislature.
Sec. 6." That each member oftheboard may
make out-his;accouiit- every three months for
his services which shall be signed by. each
member of the board and submitted tothe Go-
vetnorior nis approval ana 11 oy mm approvea
the Treasurer shall pay' the-same; but-should'
the Governor disapprove the same he shall re-
turn it to the said board with his reasons for his
Sec 7. That the Governor shall cause this
act to be.subraitte'd to the qualified electors; at
tne naxt general election 'to ue neiu in -August
next arid if there are :more' votes cast in favor
" 'than.againsttne adoption ot this act then it
snail take effect and be-in force and not other-
wise. Approved February 7 1353.
Now; therefore I P. Hausbrough Bell Gov-
ernor of the. State of Texas do hereby in 'pur-
suance of the requirements of -said act order
a.nd direct that the Chief Justices of the. sever-
al counties (and in case of vacancj in the office"
of Chief Justice or the inability of that officer
to act then'any two of the. County Commission
ers.) cause Dolls to be onened at the several nre-
ciucts in their respectiva ronnj.ies on the first
TVTnniliiv hpinfr iiiR 'firftt dar nT 'AnmiQf next.
and the votes' of all fhoset voting' for Represen-
tatives in the State Legislature to-be taken for
and 'against thb adoption of the said act The
Chief Justices of the several counties-(and in
case.of vacancy in the office of. Chiefjustice
ui iuu.jiut.jiui uitii; uiiiuci iu uui tiicu atiy mu
61 the County Commissioners) will return tothe
Secrefary-bf " State complete lists showing the
number of votes cast for and against the adop-
tion of the said act.
- Iu testimony whereof T have here-
of I (U unto set my 'hand and caused 'the
J U 0 J great seal of theState'to be'affi.Ved
'-v Done at the City" of. 'Austin this5th
.day ofj May AnD.i8o3.ol the independence
ot the United Mates the 77th and ot lexas the
18th year.. J. . bELL.
By the Governor"
Thos.-H. Duval Secyof State. .
.. LOST The Peters' Colony certificate
INo. U87 issued by 1 homas W. Ward
Jeremiab Queen for 320 acres of land"ba
the 21st day of Uctober 1850. IF "not
found within the time prescribed by lfirf
application will be made for a duplicate.-
WJVr. H. HERRON.-
Jnne 24th. 1853. 1 :9t
. LOST I'- .
nPHE unconditional certificate for tobl
' acres issued to Johnson J one's -en'tifo
7th of September 1841 by the: '-board "if
Land Coraniissioriers-'tff: Bastrop'County.-
Unless beard trom within the tiraepr-
scribed by law application wijl be madeto
the proper department for a duDlicate.
Administrator of itobert Lort
Jone 17 1853. np52l'
""" "" - " ' . "... ' '. " . J' '
jV.OTICE. Appliration will be made after
the legal notice required tbthe.'General
LajidOffice for duplicates for two certificate
for a league-and labor each supposed tozbave
been lost- in the mail granted by the Com mis- -sioner
ofthe General Land Office January '9t
I852L both to Benjamin Hubert assigne5-r-orir.
N. '.fg. of Petsr C. Hnrueaj.and the
other Nb.gg ofWyley Morse.
49:9tJ B. HUBERT.
LOST The following Land cert iffcate
which-if not' found within the time prescrib-
ed by law application will be made.to the
-proper departments for duplicates of the
same viz: Bounty Warrant No. 3584
for 320 acres issued JVIay 27 1838 to j.
Roberts' Assignee of Amos Leedim; Kb.
unlocated balance of HeadrigEt of '"Wja.-
Thorapsori No. 2? containing 19825.-
000 square varas issued by Tho's Wjb.
Ward May 31st 1849 to thp-heirs of said
Thompson ; also a discharge for three
jnontbs services of Martin Lacy ;i the
Company commanded by Cant'. Michael
Costly.in the year 1S36. ' ." ' " '"
May-4 1853. . JOHNT. STOREY:
LOST CERTIFICATE vTOBY
SCRIP;. Dlniel Clark Osbdii iMt
a Certificate of -Toby Scrip forTsixhutJdred
acres of land No: 183 dated Columbia Dec
201 h 1836. If not heard of within siiiZ HiU
applicatibh will be riiade to the proper depart-
om iui a uufliudie. ' ' '
Austin March; 23 1853 t g4l;9tT. -
pHE Bounty Warrant of 1920 acreibf-tiad:
and Donation Warrant for:640 acresL!is-
sued to the Heirs of William Hemphill. .Uolew
heard from within the time nresenbed hv lkw
application will be made to '.the 'proper' Officers
j. ueuukuuv A- Attorney for'Heiii.
March 16 1853. . no4p-.9wl
LOST. The1 war-warranir issued fnici; w
hand 320. acres;' John Todd T640r acres rifE.
U I. ..!.: cm iir m 11:11 1 ...- '
i.uumjj mv own . f. nuooaru 040 acwa.
.Nunber anddate not recbllect"ed.-"tUnle
heard of within theMime prescribed by lir
application will be'made;to tKe?pr6peTdepirt-
ment for- a duplicate. J.IXEiCORDOVlA
May 25 '53 491 Aty forheiri.
;BYTDB GOVERNOR of the STATE of TEXAS.
WHEREAS by a Joint Resolution ofthe
late extra session of the State: Legisla-
ture approved February 7 '1853 a certain
amendment to the Constitution of the StaVeis
proposed which Joint Resolution is in'the words
and' figures fbllbwinff; to wit :
'' Joint Resolution proposihjr an' amendment
to the. Constitution."
"Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State
of Texas That'the following be proposed as an
amendment to the amendment to'the Constitu
tion ol the State of Texas tobe added to such
amendment as Section 3 which -when ratified
as provided for by the thirty-seventhsection of
the.seyenth article of said Constitution shall
be valid to all intents' and purposes as apdrt of
saiuvonsuiuuuu . -
Sec. 3. That incase a vacancy shall from
any cause occur m. any of the pfficesiaention-
ed.irt the (first section ofthe amendment of the
Constitution the Governor shall appoint some
suitable person to fill such vacancy who shall
continue 'to pdischargetherdutiesoKsuch office
until the timeofzthe next general election ip.
tabKshed by-'lafor the election of State or
county omcers anu umn his successor shal
have been elected and qualified'
LOST Thefolldwing Headlight cdrtificateC'
to witiiGeorge Stephenson one-tBirdoleagueT
No.Sljissuedin Jefferson connty;fEuoch Grigs-
by one-third of a. league No.l'45. issued'in Jef-
ferson.county; also Thbs. Avers' on'hinlWf
! league No 85; issued In'Jacksbn comity bn the
5rt rlnv'fi'K'riHirt . 1BQB ' . -
Unless-iheard of within- the- time prescribed
by law application will bemadefor.duplicaie.
. WM. AHMSTROWG.
June18 1853. v nSJiSt
THE PRESmENT'S HOOSK. '
BV MRS. SMITH WIDOW OF TUB JtATJ. K.
. . Or; SMITH " -t-ii.8
Copier of "Alain and Preston sts.':o?mi-
site the Post-office Houston. P ' ' "
kates of Board.
Ter month with Lodging
Per month without Lodging-
F. J. PRYOE
Attorney and Counselor Mt
1 General Land Agent
tKVIIjL practice in VheiDistriot.Cbarts
J t of ithe tate and'.inrthe Supreme
and federal Courts at Austin and GalVea
ton. ' " "I- -"i
r - 1 .
.1 . T -
HOrf. JNO. HANCOCK T. S.ANDERStS
' MESSRS . BROWN & C : Rl FPIW' ' ftH iiiiU
jMa'rchi6; 1853.. '' fCf:Iy ;i-W3fJ
Vfi HVG&McClUEElf.'i t
' Xfl'fvi'nwvnr. m.-i:W.r.-f
laug20 ' Galveston Texas. -'
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