Laws Passed by the ... Legislature of the State of Texas

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Telegraph Office, 1870 - Law
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Gotta love this - the Legislature had to pass a special law to pay my g-g-grand-dad $111 for the month he served as District Attorney before his regular pay started.

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Page 334 - The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from unreasonable searches and seizures, and no warrant to search any place or to seize any person or things shall issue without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation subscribed to by the affiant.
Page 334 - All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences. No man shall be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent. No human authority ought, in any case whatever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience in matters of religion, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious society or mode of worship.
Page 24 - March last, and it has now no power but that given in the 21st section, to use "the corporate name, style, and capacity, for the purpose of suits for the final settlement and liquidation of the affairs and accounts of the corporation, and for the sale and disposition of their estate, real, personal, and mixed, but not for any other purpose or in any other manner whatsoever, nor for a period exceeding two years after the expiration of the said term of incorporation.
Page 148 - ... of any unknown owner or party in interest, not personally served with notice of the proceedings, and who has not appeared, for costs, expenses and counsel fees. They shall make a report to the...
Page 337 - The powers of the government of the State of Texas shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit : Those which are legislative to one, those which are executive to another, and those which are judicial to another...
Page 2 - Legislature shall be compiled under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly as pertaining to their respective houses.
Page 293 - An act to authorize the coinage of the standard silver dollar, and to restore its legal-tender character," with his objections thereto ; the House of Representatives proceeded in pursuance of the Constitution to reconsider the same ; and Resolved, That the said bill pass, two-thirds of the House of Representatives agreeing to pass the same.
Page 92 - The court must immediately, or at any other time it may appoint, proceed to hear the allegations and proofs of the parties ; and the party in whose favor the order was made, must support it by evidence.
Page 280 - That the capital stock of said corporation shall be one hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each...

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