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PASSED AT

THE FIRST SESSION

OF THE

TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES;

WITH AN

APPENDIX

CONTAINING

ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE
PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND
ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT PROMULGATED
WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANY

LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

WASHINGTON:

JOHN T. TOWERS, PRINTER.

1846,

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THE UNITED STATES,

PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF
WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ON MONDAY THE FIRST DAY OF
DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE.

JAMES K. POLE, President. George M. DallAS, Vice President. JoHN W.
DAVIS, 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.

1945.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represertatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the laws of the United States are hereby The laws of the declared to extend to and over, and to have full force and effect to and over the within, the State of Texas, admitted at the present session of State of Texas. Congress into the confederacy and Union of the United States.

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SEC. 2. And be it fur her enacted, That the said State of The State of Texas shall constitute one judicial district, to be called the dis. Texas to constitute one judicial trict of Texas, for which one judge shall be appointed, who district. shall reside therein, and who shall receive a salary of two thouand dollars per annum, and who shall hold the first term of said court at 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 same powers and jurisdiction as have been con Powers and jurisdiction ferred by lay on the district courts of the United States; and, also, said court. shall have and exercise the powers and jurisdiction of a circuit court of the United States; and appeals and writs of error shall lie from the decisions of said district and circuit courts for the district of Texas to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the same cases as from a circuit court of the United States to said Supreme Court, and under the saine regulations.

of

SEC. 3 And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed in and for said district a person learned in the law, to act as attorney of the United States for said district, and also a person to act as marshal of the United States for said district,

District Attor

ney & Marshal to be appointed.

Salary and fees each of whom shall receive an annual salary of two hundred dollars, and also such compensation and fees for official services as have been or may be provided by law for United States district attorneys and marshals; and the judge of said Clerk of said Court shall appoint a clerk therefor, who shall receive like comcount to be ap- pensation and fees as have been or may be 'allowed by law to

-pointed.

clerks of the district and circuit courts of the United States.
JOHN W. DAVIS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
G. M. DALLAS,
Vice President of the United States
and President of the Senate.

Approved, December 29, 1845.

JAMES K. POLK.

trict,and Galves

The State of [SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreTexas made one sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCollection Dis- sembled, That the State of Texas shall be one collection diston the port oftrict and the city of Galveston the only port of entry, to which Ports of deliv. shall be annexed Sabine, Velasco, Matagorda, Cavallo, La Vaca, and Corpus Christi, as ports of delivery only.

entry.

ery.

A collector to

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 his 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, inclu

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ding in that sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount he

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CHAP. 2.-AN ACT to establish a collection district in the State of Texas, and for other purposes.

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shall collect in any one year for fees exceeding the said sum of two thousand dollars, shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury of the United States.

each of the

of delivery.

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, encere ports Matagorda, Cavallo, La Vaca, and Corpus Christi, shall be appointed 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 fees.

sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount 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.

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