Brazos Courier. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 5, Ed. 1, Tuesday, March 17, 1840 Page: 1 of 4
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Published once a week at Five Dollars per annum payable in alt cases in advance
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BRAZORIA (TEXAS) TUESDAY MARCH IT-1840.
Tl.h paper h pnntrd and published every
Tur-tlny by R. L. WEmut live dollars
ycr nunum in advance.
Advertisements inserted at two dollars per
square of t"e.a lines for the first insertion and
ue dollar for each continuanvc Longer
one' in proportion. No advertisement con-
sidered Ics tSan asquiire; ami Miould the
number of insertion net be endorsed on the
manmrrint. they will ho conliruicn until
Malc and Female Academy.
I'M! HE subscriber would inform the
JL citizens of tlio count' of Brazoria
rfid the public in general that this a.
cidemy is now open under his superin-
tendence Tor Iho reception of scholars ;
rfid lie flatters himself that frnmjhis long
xperience in teaching in the United
jitatos he will bo able to give general
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thcrwie directed and charged accordingly. ' jutisfaction 10 those who may please to
jivor him with tneir patronage.
Tarms of tuition are as follows:
For Rending Writing Orthography
jnglish Grammar Geography
jncieut and Modern History
Craning and Painting Intellec-
tual Arithmetic upon the indue-
fCy-Circnlars Cards Obituary Lulociet
fliinonnting Candidates or nny publication
jtdvancin; private interest charged as ad-
it-Article- of a pcro nal nature will be
charged double the usua 1 price of ad er-
lironienls. fjy-Job Work fcc. to ho paid for when
The work is doui1.
07-Texa?nmney received at thioJ.cc at j'"'e method ol uistructton and
the neuaId'j.oiii)t only. . " iCommon Arithmetic per quarter
fl-T-LettcraddrPfMl to the editor friOiM Pliilncnnliv F'ntnut-. ictrnnn.
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I .r -'. -n ZT .Yll-'i. ' -ulum -
my ueomctry lngonomuiry
iMensuralion of Conic Sections.
superficies and so!i'ds&'urveyin
Algebra and lJook-kceping S
yaul) will nipet with prompt attention.
Laws of the Republic.
To regulate the'descent and distribution
of intestates' estates.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by tho'Senatej where the inheritance is directed toa
and House of Representatives of tlw ho cullatcral kindred of the intestate;
it pan ot sucn collaterals tie or tne
titer the whojo shall go to the wife or
husband of the intestate aud if the wife
or hushiind bejdead it shall go to Her or
his kindred in the like course as if snefc
wife or husbcind had survived the in-
testate and then did entitled td'tbe
Sec. 11. In cases before mentioned.
Republic ol" Texas in congressJassUih'.
bled That the estates of suicides shall
descend or vest as in cases of natural
death; if any person shall be killed by
casually there shall bo no forfeiture by
Sec. 52. When any persoh'having ti.
tie to any cstutc of inheritance either
rea pcsaonal or mi.tcd shall die iutes-
tated as to such estate it shall descend
and passln rkucenury to his or h'or kin
dred) male and female in the following
:ourse -timt is to say:
Sec. 3. To liia or her children and
heir descendants' If any there be.
The partnership heretofore existing
tinder the style of Jack &. 1 'owkbs
is dissolved. The unfinished business
"Will receive the joiut attention uf i 'ie bov-
Wai. J. Jac:
i v. JACK j
R. J. Towni-j:.
Brazoria March 2 1.140 3-tf
Wm. H. Jack & R. J. Tow.nea
WILL coutinuc the practice of lat to-
gether under the stylo of Jack & Town es.
Wm. H. Jack '
Ron. J. Townes..
JJrazoria Marbh 2d. 1640. . . 3 If
Sec. 4. If there be no children- nor
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Scholar. will bo charced front fhe'W scendants. then to his or bbt
. . .. r. . . . i . i linprnnn mniniir in pnimi nnriinns. mil
time nicy commence ; and deduction
made only in case ofsickness.
Every attention will "he paidto the
morals conduct and deportment 'of the
O. ROVLEY Principal
Brazoria. Nov. 26 1S30 41
COUNSCT.LOK AT LAW
JiRAZORIA COUNTY TEXAS
CAN be consulted in cares covcrnal by t
lr.C)Cpamih coiunifin law l.awsof land ten-
'Ky ail lux mrrcatoria personally 'or by
ef'.cr (post paid) at his residence in Bolivar.
ffcjT-The ojd fcttlcrs of the four colonies
of Austin whose nrjjinal titles may bcUes
lioiitd on accountof mcasarumcut or other
cause can have his advice gratis by stattug
Kulivar Xovvmher 2Q JSHD.
jLav Books for Sale.
THE subscriber f has just received and
for sale a (cw Copies
Civil Code & Code of Practice
AKD FI11ST vor.cMfe
condensed ly B. Harrison. fj-Ordcrs
for Law I.-okb and .Stationary will meet
the earliest jittcntioiii
Brazoria. Oct 24. 138!) : yi 4m
.$30 (Texas money) Reward.
STRAYED from the subscriber n
bout two months ago a Mara Mule a
hove the ordinary size and color be
tween red niult brown black mane
Uherurid mother in equal portions but
: only thb father or mother survive the
itestate then his or her estate shall
6 devided in two equal portions one
f which slinll pass to such survivor nd
ie other shall iass to the brothers aiid
jsters of the deceased and to their de-
fendants or to"feuch oi them as there
je; but if there be none suchj then the
'hole' estate shall be inherited by the
prviving father or mothef. kX
' Sec 5. If their be neither father nor
lolher then the whole of sdeh estate
naif pass to the brothers and'sisters of
he intestate a'ud Jrt their descendants
tr to such of them as there" be.
Sec. C. If there be none ot the kin-
red aforesaid then the "inheritance
Jiall be 'divided in two monies one 'of
yhich shall go to the paternal und the
jther to he muterhal kindredin the
ollowing course that is to say to the
jrand father and grand mother in equal
orons but if nne onlyjof these be liv-
ng then the estate iliall be devidtd in
whole blood to the intestate and the o
ther part of the halfblootl only those of
the half blood shall inherit only h&If so
much as those of the whole blood" but
if all be of the half bloodthey shall have
whole portions. '
Sols. 11. Where the children of the
intes'tate's 'brothers and sisters uncles
and aunts or any other relations of the
descendant standing m the same de-
gree come into the partition they shall
take per capita thai is to" saV by 'per-
sons -and where apart of them being
dead 'and a1 part living the issue of
those dead have a right to partition
such issue shall take per stripes or by
stocks' that is to Bay the shares of their
deceased parent. " '
Scc.'ltf. Where any of the children
of a person dying intealalfe or their
issue shall have received Trom fi'ucb
intestate in his lifetime any real per-
sona"! or mixed estate by way of ad-
vancement and shall choose to come
intrj tie partition ind distribution of tHo
estate Viththo other parceners and dis-
tributed such advdncemeiiYbf real per-
sonal and mixed estate slfall be brought
info hotchpot witlfthe whole estate real
personal and mixed descended; and
such party returning such ndVancemepi
as aforesaid shall thereupon be'entiiled
to htsj or their proper portion of the
whole estate so desended real personal
and mixed and provitjed it shall be suf.
licient to accqunt for" the property so
brought 'into Ifptchpot as at the time it
was advanced and where money or ne-
grnes shall have been advancrd the
interests of the one or the increase of
the other need not be brought into
Sec. 11. In making title to land bv
such deceased grand father or grand
mother; if there be no sucn descendant
or descendants then the whole estate
sh:tl be inherited by the surviving grand
thic': cropped' and reached bh-icfc mil T.
somewhat long a black streak of hair
i behind the fore legs in the middle and
THE undersigned have a-joeiatrd rane of the saddle girth. When last
jOcmseives lOfjotucr uitiie practice oi ino
jaw under the style of
Sawvcr . I'ohinson.
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TT a s.vnVF.n nnin nm-rln. rump rewaru anu an reasonaim' cuarg: j!..'.... aiI1.u ri-filf!m ns thnrn
TOD ROBINSOj; do Houston t a" '" '" PW to whoever wil return h aml so wuholt end iinssins in
0 tf lier l0 tUc 3ubs'';r JJf Vrfa'"ri?' T. 'like manner to the nearest lineal nnv
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i.nn clin 1n lin..An. ffl..I...In -I I
-.. ...b ..j.wu viuij s "'fthtr or grand mother if tfiiere bono
Lrnzona and pad a short piece of rope n-d r.uher or d niolOIr tlien tn-e
halter hanging from tne neck. Hie u.!nff S1!-i n0n inll nn i th.ir
Jo hi W. Harris & .E. 31. Pease
ATTORNEYS AMD COUXSKLLOUS
WILL attend all the Courts or
Brazoria countv the District
Courts for the counties of Matagorda
Colorado Austin Fort Btsnd and Har-
risburg and the Supreme. Court of the
tcpub:'c. Junet 1830 ICt
LUTHER M. SHREVE
Attorney $ Counsellor at Laic
WILL prartlsc his profession iu the
fCourtsof the 2d Judicial Distrilt.
Office at Brazoria.
May 14 183!) 13tf
' Notice. '
-J. FREOX Attornky at Jvf
having removed from Texas to the
United States has left E. M. Pease
Esq. of Brazoria his special and gen-
eral attorney both in fact and at law.
with charge of all bis hooks accounts
business &c. ; and said l'easo will in hu
absence 'act for him in all business mat-
ter the same as though ho were persoi-
allv prestnt. J. FREONt
Brazoiia Nov 0. IK)!)
Hisnlitfioii nf Cn-PnrtnprRlnn
U't THE jCo-Tartnership heretofore cxist-
Ifif4 intbetivten tho snbscriliers under the
! firm of Waller & itlastcrsou h this day
'J i' dissolvedby mutual consent.
v ' T.bo bo sin ess of the said firm will be et-
-f it.i v.' 'jj!'; trrn a i ti .i
fj iicu ujr iutviu lrnucr inwiium ail (nose
1'j ndebted will pleaso make payment; and
I ii isc navum ucimiuua .i'uiubi. ilio arm
will preteat thorn.- r"
PfcSj. f '"uei vi. niidMiJivciu i
ilXYelasJnlyl2. lffi . 23tf "
Town of Lufdycilci
THE town of Lafayette is situated
on the East bank of the Colorado river
about thirty or forty miles above tlie
J citv of Austin the new seat of jrovern
meut and opposite the mouth of the
Pan Saba. The land (one third of a
league) is the head right of the under-
signed who is owner of three leagues
adjoining the same. The great Nation-
al Road lrom Red river to Notices will
probnblv cross at tills point and run
up the San Saba. t.
The surrounding country fs; well
timbered is well supplied with springs
of the purest water and beingSn north
latitude between 31 and 32 degrees
offers to the cotton planter great in-
ducements to invest.
Lafayette is situated about the pro-
per distance for the next county seat
above the city of Austin. Titles in-
disputable. " 1
By reference to the undersigned at
Austin" or Maj. Saml'Whiting at Hous-
ton of John Harvey at Bastrop any
information desired can he obtaineY!.
The Jots in the tovVn of Lafavctfe'
will be exposed to sale at auction'in tie
city of Austin sometime during Jthe
u5i ocaoiuii ui uuiigreba.
Settlements will probably commefi.ee
the ensuing fall. V "
JOHN JARMAN .
Aug 23 1339 20tf proprietor..
'Sm t information Wanted !
nSMW Gefafte Cbgfflll of New Vork will ad.
qreBi'Mcmrt. R. Growriinc h Co. of New
Mprteawf or7 John R. "Oaltley at1 Bf aitoria he "
wo oqUal parts one of which shall go
o sucn survivor anu mo oiuer snau o . s.-i.-i hp nft hrtr tn nnnv ..
the descendant or decfendants off '.. urn..u im ild j:o
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his descent from the intestate is or hath
been an alien and any alien to whom
any land may be devised or'hiay de-
iscend shall have nine years toijecome
a cuizeri of the Republic and tdko pos-
ses-iion of such land or shall hafe nine;
years to sell the same before it shall
be declared to be forfeited or before it
shall escheat to the government.
Sec. 15. Where a man having by a
womafa child'pr children; shalfafter-
wards 'intermarry with "'such Woman
such cffild or children if recognized by
him shrill thereby be legitimated; the
issue also iin marriages deemed" hull in
i law shall nevertheless be'Tegitimato.
jic. lb. uastarus snau Uc capaote
of inheriting or1 transmittiaginhoritdace
on part of their motherland shall also
ho entitled to a distributive share of the
personal estate of any of their kindred-
on the part ot their mother in like man-
ner as if they had been lawfully begot-
ten of such mother.
Sec. 17. When two or more persons
hold an estate real personal or' mixed.
jointly and one joint tenant dies before
severance Ins interest in said joint
estate shall not survive to the remain-
ing joint tenant or joint tenants hut
shall descend to and be vested in the
heirs or legal representatives of suoh
deceased joint tenant in the same mau-
ner as if ins interest tfa'd been scvored
and ascertained. ' "
Sec. j'67 Joint tenants and parceners
may maintain actio'hs of waste against
each other rospectivcly.but no parcener
shall have or possess any privilege over
another in auy election division or mat.
ter to "be made or done concerdftig
lands Which shall have descended 'to
them. r '
Sec. 19. This act stall bo in force
from the' passage thereof and all laws
or pria" of laws in any wise contrayM
Tng or conflicting with the. prov'isions'of
this act. be and the sanie ars?herby
roii'&t. 4 "'' "? k"
"t"y"i t k J.w iTvfwf-fywr
cestofk' and to their descendants or to
i. t i-.i..ji. w
uaii W muni its iiiuru uu.
Sec. 7. Where anjf' person shall die
intestate and without issue having title
to any estate of inheritancefefthor real
personal or mi.cd derived )y gift de-
vise or descent from the father and
there he living at the death of such in-
testate his father or any brother or sis'
icr of such intestate on part of the! fa-
ther or pntcrnal grand father or grand
mother of the intestate or any brother
or sister of the father or descendant of
any of them then such estate shall de-
scend and pass to the paternal kindred
without regard to the mother or other
maternal kindred of such intestate in
the came manner as if there had been
no such mother or other maternal kia-
dred. Sec. 8. Whenany person shall die
intestate and' without issue bavin" title
to any estate of.inheritance either real
personal or mixed derived by gift Jde-
viso lor descent from the mother and
there be living at Hie death of such ins
testate his mothef or any brother or
sister of the intestnte on part of the mo.
ther or the maternal grand father of
grand mother of "die intestates dr any
brother or sister of the mother or any f
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ticccenaani pi mum men autu uaiu.o
shrill descend and pEtss to tho maternal
kipdred without regard to the father 'or
other paternal kindred in the same
manner as if there had been ho such
Sfather of other pateifial kindrtd living
at the dentn ot sucn imcsiaios.
' Sec. 9. No rightWthe inlicrifancc
iha accrue to any persons wnaisoever
F-fciSTtti A3 to -
other thatflfo'children or the' intestate K tin-Jt
unless'they1 bet muDeing ana capaoiein-:.
The undirignecl has been appornted laitpjaktfjia helrtUt thcUrne of the
countvof Biiizoria. adtninistrafor'or ih. lEK!ll IvWhWoforiwantufeUe ot mSS3A
Estate of Joscpfi Jtitchey dee'df and .here ' m$ivfcffitiTfc&
claims against tle ftstate to l1iici.iESl"ii?dirtiW
duly authenticated.and tfeSb KSffiSSSISiffiSSSsllS
edto said estwe Wimake fmWuite BFP1.'" J3IHW-5SR5TTlTBW!Ml?BBgK
paymeut to tho sufecriber or STessss. WtW g WawKLwWF yjWraMMfcffPfflg zFfS&Zr. :
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Brazos Courier. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 5, Ed. 1, Tuesday, March 17, 1840, newspaper, March 17, 1840; Brazoria, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80151/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.