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Page 497 - Treason against this State shall consist only in levying war against it, or in adhering to its enemies—giving them aid and comfort; and no person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or his own confession in open court SEC.
Page 495 - WE the people of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging with gratitude the grace and beneficence of God, in permitting us to make a choice of our form of Government, do, in accordance with the provisions of the joint Resolution for annexing Texas to the United States, approved March first, one thousand eight hundred and
Page 402 - arm-chair, -Laughed in the flickering light, and the pewter plates on the dresser Caught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine." The tall, elderly, busy housewife bustled about with preparations for supper, while we learned that they had been settled here forty years, and had never had reason to regret their emigration. The old man had
Page 495 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers or men in public capacity, or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence
Page 495 - in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts under the direction of the courts, as in other cases.
Page 401 - Struggled together, like foes in a burning city. Behind him Nodding and mocking along the wall, with gestures fantastic, Darted his own huge shadow, and vanished away into darkness, Faces, clumsily carved in oak, on the back of
Page 424 - consent of said State, bo formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution; and such States as may bo formed out of
Page 495 - be the duty of the Legislature to pass such laws as (may) shall be necessary to protect every religious denomination in the peaceable enjoyment of their own mode of public worship. SEC. 5. Every citizen shall be at liberty to