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Texas. "The Laws Relating to the Debt of Texas, An ACT to provide for ascertaining the debt of the late Republic of Texas" - Page 3. 1850. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/2649/show/2644.

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Title "The Laws Relating to the Debt of Texas, An ACT to provide for ascertaining the debt of the late Republic of Texas"
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  • Texas
Date 1850
Description Typescript, Chapter 143, “The Laws Relating to the Debt of Texas, An ACT to provide for ascertaining the debt of the late Republic of Texas.”
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  • Texas--History--1846-1950
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  • Early Texas Statehood
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  • government records
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Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 3, Folder 264
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
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Transcript 3 eral Land Office, receive in lieu therefor, land certificates, under the seal of the Land Office, for the same, at the rate of fifty cents per acre, to the satisfiaction of his, her, or their claim ; and the said Commissioner of the General Land Office is hereby authorised and required to issue land certificates for the same, under the regulations and restrictions hereafter provided in this act. Sec 2. That any person or persons surrendering their claim, as provided for in the first section of this act, shall be entitled to, and receive a certificate for the same: provided his or her claim shall amount to three hundred and twenty acres : and that no cer-> tificate shall issue for a less number of acres than six hundred and forty, where the party's claim amounts to that much—and no certificate shall issue for a less number of acres than twelve hundred and eighty, where the party's claim shall amount to that much: but certificates may issue for any number of acres between the numbers here given, to the satisfaction of the claims exceeding the minimum, and falling under the number of acres here given. Sec 3. That the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall keep a correct record of all land certificates issued by him under the provisions of this act, with the date of said issue, number of the certificate, the amount in acres, and the person to whom issued; and he shall report the same to the Governor every six months: and he shall, also, deposit in the office of the Secretary of State, all claims for which he has issued land certificates, every six months—take his receipt for the same; and the claims so filed with the Secretary of State shall, within five days thereafter, be publicly burned in the presence of any three respectable persons to be selected by the Secretary of State—who shall certify on oath, that the said claims, specifying each, was then and there wholly destroyed by fire in their presence. Sec 4. That all land certificates issued under the provisions of this act, shall be located, surveyed and patented according to the laws now in force regulating the same: provided that said certificates may be transferred, by endorsement and delivery, at any time before the same have been located and surveyed. Sec 5. That the Governor shall cause this act to be printed in some newspaper published at the seat of government of this State, and also in some newspaper published at the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, for three successive months, immediately after its passage. Sec 6. That all liabilities of the late Republic of Texas, whether the same have or have not been presented to the Auditor and Comptroller, under the provisions of the " Act to provide for ascertaining the debt of the late Republic of Texas"—approved March 20th, 1848—shall cease to draw interest from and after the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty. Sec 7. That all laws contrary to the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed: and that this act shall take