Daily Bulletin. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 39, Ed. 1, Monday, January 17, 1842 Page: 1 of 4
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AUSTIN CITY MONDAY JANUARY 17 1842.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Friday Evening January 14th 1842.
House met Quorum present.
Mr. Wood moved the appointment of a committee of
conference on the Exchequer Bill whereupon Messrs.
Jones of Gonzales Williamson Raymond Van Ness.
and McConneli were appointed said committee.
Mr. Van Zandt moved to take up a bill to amend an
act granting lands to emigrants with amendments from
Mr. Mayfield moved an amendment that 320 acres
of land be granted to all unmarried females who were
over the age of 17 when they emigrated to the country.
Mr. Wood introduced a bill to re-organize the 6th
Judicial District and regulate the time of holding courts
Appropriation bill being taken up House resolved it-
self into committee of the whole Mr. Mayfield in the
Committee rose reported progress and asked leave
to sit again report adopted. Bill was re-committed to
Mr.. Mayfield offered a resolution that the acting
Secretary of the Treasury be requested to communicate
to this House at the earliest day practicable the order
J or orders of the Executive regulating the payment of
money at the Treasury Department upon official war-
1 rants or drafts drawn upon the Treasurer ! and more
particularly the order by virtue of which any Judge or
any of the Judges of the District Court have been paid
the one-half of one thousand dollars or its equivalent
at the rates of six for one.
Bill for the relief of purchasers of Austin City lots
was passed with the following amendment offered by
" That the further time of twelve months is hereby
allowed to all persons for purchases of Austin City pro-
perty out and town lots to pay for the same; and that
all those who have heretofore failed or neglected to
come forward and give their notes for purchases of said
out and town lots as provided by law may now come
forward and give them."
And the following amendment offered by Mr. Van
Ness to third section
i " Provided that any person making application un
der the provisions of this act to the Secretary of the
Treasury shall certify under oath that the lot or lots
relinquished have not been injdred by- cutting down
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v ? House adionrned tn 10 o'clock to-morrow.
Saturday Morning Jan. 15.
House met present Messrs. Speaker Bower Cald
well Dancy Daniels Darnell Dennis Fowler Grimes
Head Hewett Hunter Jones of Galveston Jones of
. 'Gonzales Land rum Latimer McConneli Parker of
Fort Bend Parker of Houston Patillo Pennall Por-
ter; Roberts Van Zandt Wood Wynns.
Committee of Conference on the Exchequer Bills
'recommended the adoption of the amendment of the
(Signed) J. A. Greer
Chairman of Com. of Senate.
. Wm. E. Jones.
Chairman of Com. of House of Reps.
i Report adopted.. '
Resolution defining the time for the adjournment of
.the Sixth Congress was laid on the table.
A Bill to amend the several acts relating to the Ge-
neral Post-office and regulating postages. Bill was
Bill to establish a mail route from Fanthorpe's in
Montgomery county to E. Dunn's in Robertson coun-
ty was passed.
Bill for ihe relief of John Appleraan was passed.
Mr. Williamson introduced the Hon. S. L. Jones of
San Patricio who presented his credentials and took
The Senate informed the House that they had adopt-
ed the amendments of the House to the Bill for the
relief of purchasers of Austin city lots.
Mr Cooke moved to take up a Bill to repeal the
Austin City Charter. Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Slave Police Bill coming up
Mr. Jones of Galveston hoped the bill would not
pass. He had lived in a slave-holding country and
. had seen the evil of such a law. He said that persona
made application to act as patrols under the law who
availed themselves of the powers granted to them to
maraud about the country and commit such outrages
as would make him blush to name in that House. He
said that owners of negroes could take care of them
themselves and if they were required to be answerable
for the damages committed by them there would be
little need of patrols under such a law as this.
Mr. Parker of Fort Bend said it was necessary for
the protection of the community that such a law should
exist and that it was customary in all slave-holding
communities and pressed the passage of it. '
Mr. Niebling moved that the frontier counties be
exempted from the operation of the law. He said they
were under the necessity of keeping up patrols against
the Indians and were unable to maintain the patrol re-
quired by this Bill.
Mr. Wood said he was desirous to see a law in ope-
ration regulating slave police ; he thought a law of
the right kind for such a purpose extremely beneficial
but he thought there were parts of the law which
would disgrace any country. He said that it was the
duty of slave-holders to keep their slaves at home
that they could do it and if they did little mischief
would be done by them.
On motion of Mr. Wood the bill was laid on the table.
Joint Resolution for the relief of Memucan Hunt
Esq. was passed.
Mr. Brown moved that the Execution Bill from the
Senate be referred to a select committee which the
gentleman named consisting of Messrs. Jones of Gon-
zales Dancy Hewett Grimes and Parker of Houston.
J7o which were added on motion of Mr. William-
son accepted by Mr. Brown Messrs. Mayfield Cooke
and Caldwell. Carried.
Mr. Brown said that the reason why his motion was
made was that a Bill might be reported to which the?
House would be. likely to agree ; he did not think the.
House would agree to the Bill yesterday ordered to be
Bill for granting pay to G. A. PattHo as a member
of the Consultation of Texas was taken up.
Mr. Williamson rose and said that it afforded him-
gratification to bear testimony to f the grotlenaan;servi
ces. upon which this Bill was predicated.
man spoke warmly and complimentary unj
Kin was passed wunoui any oppoau
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Whiting, S. Daily Bulletin. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 39, Ed. 1, Monday, January 17, 1842, newspaper, January 17, 1842; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80093/m1/1/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.