Laws Passed by the Ninth Congress, of the Republic of Texas. Page: 75
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To amend an act incorporating the town of Bastrop.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep-
resentatives of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That
the corporate limits of the town of Bastrop, shall extend over
the four league survey belonging to said town.
Sec. 2. Be itfiurther enacted, That for the purpose of main-
taining order within said limits, the said Mayor and Alder-
man shall be authorized to appoint one city Marshal, who
shall give bond and security to the Mayor for the faithful per-
foirmance ot his duties; said Marshall shall perform such du-
ties as may be assigned him by said Mayor and Aldermen.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, 'hllat said council shall be re-
quired to appoint such number of the citizens to patrol the
said town as they may deem necessary, and that the citizens
appointed as aforesaid, shall be compelled to perform such
duty as the said council may assign them, or pay to said
corporation such fine as may be established by the ordinan-
ces of said corporation.
Sec. 4. Be itfurther enacted, That the said corporation
shall have power to pass and enforce all necessary ordinan-
ces and resolutions, to preserve order, and also to prevent the
assembling of colored persons within said limits.
Sec. 5. Be itJfrther enacted, That the Mayor of said town
shall be fully authorized and required to carry into execution
all the ordinances of said corporation; and for that purpose
he shall be authorized to arrest the person of any delinquent,
and may, for a violation of any of the ordinances, impose a
fine or inflict punishment; Provided, that the punishment in-
flicted for.any one offence, shall not exceed ten days impris-
onment in the County Jail, and no fine inflicted shall exceed
one hundred dollars.
Approved, February 1st, 1845.
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