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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS
THE FIRST SESSION
ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE
LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
JOHN T, TOWERS, PRINTER.
ACTS OF THE TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS,
THE UNITED STATES,
PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGON AND HELD AT THE CITY OF
WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA, ON MONDAY THE FIRST DAT OF
James K. Polk, President. GEORGE M. Dallas, Vice President.
Daris, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CHAP. 1.-AN ACT to extend the laws of the United States over the State of
Texas, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sei tatives of the United Slutes of America in Congress assembled, That all ihe laws of the United States are hereby The laws of the declared to extend 10 and over, and 10 haye full force and effect
U S. exiended
to and over the within, the Siale of Texas, adıilled all the preseni sessiou of State of l'exas. Congress into the confederacy and Union of the United States.
Sec. 2. And be il fur her cuacted, That she said State of The State of Texas shall consiivute ole judicial district, to be called the dis Texas to consti,
tule une judicial trici of Texity, for which one judge shall be appointed, who district. shall reside therein, and who shall receive a salary of two thouand dollais per annum, and who shall hold the first term of siid court al Galveston, on the first monday of February next, and at such other times and places in said district as may be provided by law, or as said judge may order; and that said court shall have and exercise the saine powers and jurisdiction as have been con
Powers and jurisdiciion
of ferred hy la « on the district couits of the United States; and, also said court. shall have and exercise the powers and jurisd crion of a circuit court of the United States; and appeals and writs of error shall lie from the decisions of said district and circuit comis for the district of Texas to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the saine Cases as from a circuit court of the United States 10 said Supreme Cout, and under the saine regulations. Sec. 3 And be it furi her encted, That there shall be ap
District Attorpointed in and for said district a person learned in the law, io
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to be appointed. act as aflosney of the United States for sale cisniet, and also a persun to act us inarshal of the United Slules for said district,
Salary and fees each of whom shall receive an annual salary of two hun
dred dollars, and also such compensation and fees for official services as have been or may be provided by law for Uniled
States district attorneys and marshals; and ihe judge of said Clerk of said court. shall appoint a clerk therefor, who shall receive like compointed. content be ap- pensation and fees as have been or may be 'allowed by law to clerks of the district and circuit courts of the United States.
JOHN W. DAVIS,
G. M. DALLAS,
and President of the Senate.
JAMES K. POLK.
A collector to
CHAP. 2.- AN ACT to establish a collection district in the State of Texas,
and for other purposes. 'The State of (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. Texas made one sentatives of the United States of Americu in Congress as
sembled, That the State of Texas shall be one collection district,and Galves. won the port of trici and the city of Galveston the only port of entry, to which Poris of deliv. shall be annexed Sabine, Velasco, Matagorda, Cavallo, La
Vaca, and Corpus Christi, as ports of delivery only.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a collector for the be appointed.
district of Texas aforesaid shall be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, who shall hold bis office upon the terms and for the time prescribed by law for the like offices in other districts. The said
collector shall reside at the city of Galveston, and he shall be - Salary of col- entitled to a salary not exceeding two thousand dollars, inclulector.
ding in that sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount he shall collect in any one year for fces exceeding the said sum of two thousand dollars, shall be accounted for and paid into the
treasury of the United States. Surveyors to Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That a surveyor for each be appointed for of the aforesaid ports of delivery, to wit : Sabine, Velasco,
on cho bikers ports Matagorda, Cavallo, La Vaca, and Corpus Christi, shall be ap-delivery
pointed by the President, with the consent of the Senate of the United States, who shall 'hold their offices respectively upon the terms and for the time prescribed by law for the like offices
in other districts. The said suryeyors shall be entitled each to Their salaries a salary not exceeding one thousand dollars, including in that and foor.
sum the fees allowed by law; and the amouni collected by any of said surveyors in any one year for fees exceeding the said sum of one thousand dollars, shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury of the United States,
Approved, December 31, 1845. ,