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GENERAL LAWS OF TEXAS, 1871. .

CHAPTER I.

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE MILEAGE AND PER

DIEM PAY OF THE MEMBERS, AND THE PER DIEM PAY OF THE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYES OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH LEGISLATURE.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of T'eras, That the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the mileage and per diem pay of members, and the per diem pay of the officers and employés of the first session of the Twelfth Legislature of the State of Texas.

SEC. 2. That the certificate of the Secretary of the Senate, approved by the President thereof, or the certificate of the Chief Clerk of the House, approved by the Speaker thereof, shall be sufficient evidence to the Comptroller, upon which he shall audit the claims and draw his warrants upon the Treasurer for the respective amounts.

Sec. 3. That any balance of moneys remaining in the Treasury, heretofore appropriated for the per diem pay of the members, officers and employés of any preceding session of the Legislature of the State of Texas, be and the same is hereby reappropriated for the purposes specified in this act.

SEC. 4. That this act take effect from and after its passage.
Approved January 20, 1871.

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AN ACT TO DISCONTINUE THE CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF

SAN ANTONIO, AND TO TRANSFER THE CAUSES PE.DING THEREIN.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

SECTION Texas, That all causes now pending in the Criminal Court of the city of San Antonio are hereby transferred to the District Court of Bexar county, there to be proceeded with the same as if prosecution had been originally instituted in the said district court.

SEC. 2. That all books and records of the said criminal court, and all papers on file in the said criminal court, are hereby transferred to the District Court of Bexar county, and shall hereafter be held valid as a part of the records and papers of said district court.

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Sec. 3. All writs and process heretofore issued by said criminal court, are bereby made returnable to the District Court of Bexar county; and all bonds and recognizances heretofore inade or entered into in causes pending in said criminal court, and all orders, judgments and decrees of said criminal court, shall be enforced in the said district court, the same as if they had been originally made or entered into in said district court.

Sec. 4. That an act entitled, “An act to establish a criminal court in the city of San Antonio," approved November 8, 1866, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1871.

CHAPTER III.

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AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR

DISTRICTING THE STATE OF TEXAS INTO JUDICIAL DISTRICTS,"
APPROVED JULY 2, 1870.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Teras, That an act entitled "An act to provide for districting the State of Texas into judicial districts," approved July 2, 1870, be so amended as to read as follows, to-wit:

Section thirty-three shall read "The Thirty-third Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Limestone, Falls and McLennan ;” and that section thirty-five of said act shall be so

amended as to read as follows, to-wit: "The Thirty-fifth Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Bosque, Hill and Navarro."

Sec. 2. That this act shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage.

Approved February 6, 1871.

CHAPTER IV.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE TWENTY-SECOND SECTION OF AN ACT ENTI

TLED "AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE TIMES OF HOLDING THE DIS TRICT COURTS IN THE SEVERAL JUDICIAL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Teras, That the twenty-second section of the above recited act shall be so amended as hereafter to read as follows, viz: “Section 22. That the district courts of the Twenty-first Judicial District shall be holden at the times hereinafter specified, to-wit: In the county of Colorado on the first Mondays in October, February

and June, and may continue in session four weeks; in the county of Fort Bend on the first Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in session three weeks; in the county of Austin on the fourth Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in ses sion until the business is disposed of.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved February 6, 1871.

CHAPTER V.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE THIRTY-FOURTH AND THIRTY-SIXTH SEC

TIONS OF AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE TIMES OF HOLDING THE DISTRICT COURTS IN THE SEVERAL JUDICIAL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE,” APPROVED AUGUST 10, 1870.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That section thirty-four of an act entitled “An act prescribing the times of holding the district courts in the several judicial districts in the State," and approved August 10, 1870, be so

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