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amended that hereafter the terms of holding the district courts in the Thirty-third Judicial District of the State be so amended as to read as follows, to-wit: "In the county of Limestone, on the second Monday in February, June and October, and may continue in session three weeks; in the county of Falls, on the fourth Monday after the second Monday in February, June and October, and may continue in session four weeks; in the county of McLennan, on the eighth Monday after the second Monday in February, June and October, and may continue in session five weeks.”'

Sec. 2. That section thirty-six be so amerrded as to read as follows: "That the district courts of the Tbirty-fifth Judicial District shall be holden at the times hereinafter specified, to-wit : In the county of Bosque, on the first Monday in February, June and October, and may continue in session two weeks; in the county of Hill, on the third Monday in February, June and October, and may continue in session three weeks ; in the county of Navarro, on the second Monday in March, July and November, and may continue in session for four weeks."

SEC. 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 6, 1871.

CHAPTER VI.

AN ACT TO DEFINE THE COUNTY LINES OF COMAL COUNTY.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That, whereas doubts and fears have arisen as to the legality of an act passed by the Seventh Legislature of this State, and approved on the twelfth day of February, 1858, whereby the county of Blanco was created, and a part of Guadalupe county (54 square miles) added to Comal, the county lines of Comal county shall be as follows: Beginning at the mouth of Balcones creek on the Cibolo river, thence down the Cibolo with its meanders to the lower line of N. Michele's league No. 114, being the present corner of said Comal county; thenc:, in a direct line as now existing, to the southwest corner of survey No. 21, in the name of John Thompson; thence, with the south line of said league, north, sixty-five degrees east, to its lower corner on the Guadalupe river; thence, north, fifty degrees east, seven miles; thence, north, fourteen degrees west, to the Hays

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county line; thence, with said line to the corner of Blanco county on the little Blanco creek; thence, with the line of Blanco county, to the beginning

SEC. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 8, 1871.

CHAPTER VII.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EMPLOYMENT OF A CLERK IN THE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SALARY OF SAID CLERK.

Section 1. Be it enac'ed by the Legislature of the State of Teras, That the Governor of the State be, and he is hereby authorized to employ one additional clerk, at a salary of fifteen bundred dollars, per annum, in the Executive Department, and that the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the pay of said clerk.

SEC. 2. That this act be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 11, 1871.

CHAPTER VIII.

AN ACT APPROPRIATING ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PURPOSE

OF TAKING EVIDENCE, AND FOR OTHER SERVICES IN THE SUIT AGAINST THE TREASURY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, TO ESTABLISH HEIRSHIP TO PROPERTY OF JOHN C. CLARK, DECEASED.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the sum of one thousand dollars, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, be and the same iş liereby appropriated for the purpose of defraying expenses in procuriug evidence and other services in the de ense of suits against the State by claimarts of the estate of John C. Clark, deceased.

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SEC. 2. That the Comptroller of Public Accounts be and he is hereby directed to draw his warrant upon the Treasury of the State, in favor of Edward Collier, Esq., for the sum of one thousand dollars, to be expended by him for the purposes above specified, to be paid out of the amount appropriated by this act.

SEC. 3. That the said sum of one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be expended, shall be charged against the estate of the said John C. Clark, deceased, and be replaced in the Treasury of the State out of the first moneys realized from said estate, either by the Treasurer or any person or persons into whose hands said estate: may pass.

Sec. 4. This act shall be in force from its passage.
Approved February 11, 1871.

CHAPTER IX

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT PRESCRIBING

THE TIMES OF HOLDING THE DISTRICT COURTS IN THE SEVERAL JUDICIAL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE,” APPROVED AUGUS: 10, 1870.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That section nineteen 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, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows, to-wit : “Section 19. That the district courts of the Eighteenth Judicial District shall be holden at the times hereinafter specified, to-wit : In the county of Brazoria on the first Mondays in October, January and May, and may continue in session three weeks; in the county of Galveston on the last Mondays in November, February and June, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of.”

Also, that section twenty of the aforesaid act be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows, to-wit : “ Section 20. That the district courts of the Nineteenth Judicial District shall be holden at the times hereinafter specified, to-wit : In the county of Montgomery on the second Mouday in September and first Mondays in February and June, and may continue in session three weeks; in the county of Harris on the last Mondays in October, March and July, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of.”

SEC. 2. All process heretofore issued or served, returnable in Harris county on the first Monday of March, shall be considered as returnable on the last Monday of that month, and be of the same effect as if no change had been made in the holding the term of the court in that county.

Sec. 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 14, 1871.

CHAPTER X.

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE RAILROAD COM

PANIES TO REGULATE THE GAUGES OF THEIR ROADS.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Teras, That any railroad company in this State may bave the right, and they are hereby authorized to change the gauge of their road at pleasure, so that the gauge shall not be less than four feet eight and one-half inches. SEC. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from its passage. Approved February 14, 1871.

CHAPTER XI.

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO DEFRAY THE CONTINGENT

AND PRINTING EXPENSES OF THE TWELFTH LEGISLATURE.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Teras, That the sum of thirty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be required, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any unappropriated funds in the Treasury, to defray the contingent and printing expenses of the Twelfth Legislature; said appropriation to be in proportion of eighteen thousand dollars for the use of the House, and twelve thousand dollars for the use of the Senate, and that the certificates of the Secretary of the Senate, and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the correctness of, and approval of the Chairmen of Committees of Contingent and Printing Expenses of the Senate and House of Representatives, to the accounts against the two Houses, shall be sufficient authority for the Comptroller to draw his warrants upon the Treasurer for the several amounts charged against said fund.

SEC. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved February 23, 1871.

CHAPTER XII.

AN ACT TO AMEND 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 (15) fifteen of "An act prescribing the times of holding the district courts in the several judicial districts in the State,” approved August 10, 1870, be so amended as to read hereafter as follows, to-wit: “Section fifteen. That the district courts of the Fourteenth Judicial District shall be bolden at the times, hereinafter specified, to-wit: In the county of Ellis, on the first Mondays in January, May and September, and may continue in sessession four weeks; in the county of Dallas, on the first Mondays in February, June and October, and may continue in session five weeks; in the county of Tarrant, on the second Mondays in March, July and November, and may continue in session four weeks."

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after

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its passage.

Approved March 1, 1871.

CHAPTER XIII.

AN ACT TO BE ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND 'AN ACT PRESCRIBING

THE TIMES OF HOLDING THE DISTRICT COURTS IN THE SEVERAL JUDICIAL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE,' APPROVED AUGUST 10, 1870."

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, as follows: That the twenty-seventh section of the above recited act be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as fol

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