A Digest of the General Statute Laws of the State of Texas: To which are Subjoined the Repealed Laws of the Republic and State of Texas, By, Through, Or Under which Rights Have Accrued : Also, the Colonization Laws of Mexico, Coahuila, and Texas, which Were in Force Before the Declaration of Independence by Texas

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Oldham, Williamson S., and George W. White, Compilers. A Digest of the General Statute Laws of the State of Texas: To Which Are Subjoined the Repealed Laws of the Republic and State of Texas, By, Through, or Under Which Rights Have Accrued; Also, the Colonization Laws of Mexico, Coahuila and Texas, Which Were in Force Before the Declaration of Independence by Texas. Pubished by Authority of the Legislature. Austin: Printed by John Marshall & co., 1859. iv, 836, [3] pp. Reprint available October 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-438-X. Cloth. $150. * With unabridged texts of the Articles of Annexation, the constitutions of Texas and the United States and a through index. This was the third compilation of Texas laws and the final compilation published before the Civil War. It is thus an ideal complement to the Reconstruction-era Digest of the Laws of Texas, 1754-1873 by George W. Paschel, which was published in 1874. Both titles are listed in John H. Jenkins' Basic Texas Books: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works for a Research Library.
 

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Page 55 - ... beginning at the mouth of the Sabine river, and running west along the Gulf of Mexico three leagues from land, to the mouth of the Rio Grande, thence up the principal stream of said river to its source, thence due north to the forty-second degree of north latitude, thence along the boundary line as defined in the treaty between the United States and Spain, to the beginning...
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Page 12 - That Congress doth consent that the territory, properly included within, and rightfully belonging to the Republic of Texas, may be erected into a new State, to be called the " State of Texas," with a republican form of government, to be adopted by the people of said Republic, by deputies in convention assembled, with the consent of the existing government, in order that the same may be admitted as one of the...
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