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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.
PABSED AT THE FIRST SESSI0X, WHICH WAS BEGON AND HELD AT THE CITY OF
James K. Polk, President. George M. Dallas, Vice President. Joun W.
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.
xas to consti
(Sec. 1. Be it enacled by the Senate and Ilouse of Repre. Hei tatives of the United Slutus of America in Congress as. sembled, That all ihe laws of the United States are hereby The laws of the declared to extend 10 and over, and to have full force and effect
tve r ce and true to and over the within the Stale of Texas, adıilled at the preseni sessiou of State of l'exas. Congress into the confederacy and Union of the United States.
Sec. 2. And be ir fur her conclud, That the said Siare of The State of Texas shall constiinte ore judicial district, to be called the dis. 1
tule une judicial trici of Texits, for which one jndge shall be appoinied, 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 siid court al Gilveston, on ihe first monday of February next, and at euch 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 jurisdicrion as have been con . Powers and
jurisdiction of ferred hy la 1 on the district couits of the Uniteil Stales; and, also said court. shall have and exercise the powers and jurisd ciion of a circuit court of the United States; and appeals and writs of error shall lie from the decisions of said district and circuit coulis 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 saune regulations. .
Sec. 3 And be it furiher ennoted, That there shall be an. District Attorpoinied in and for said district a person learned in the law, 10 to be appointed. act as allorney of the United States for saill district, and also a person to act us inarshal of the United States for said district,
Man hal court to be
Salary and sees 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 United
States district attorneys and marshals; and ihe judge of said Clerk of said couri shall appoint a clerk therefor, who shall receive like com
ap- pensation and fees as have been or may be allowed by law to pointed. clerks of the district and circuil courts of the United States.
JOHN W. DAVIS, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
. G. M. DALLAS, Vice President of the Uniled States
and President of the Senate. Approved, December 29, 1845."
JAMES K. POLK.
CHAP. 2.-AN ACT to establish a collection district in the State of Texas,
and for other purposes.
The State of
Ports of del
te 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 astrict,and Galves.
Pos: sembled, That the Slate of Texas shall be one collection diswon the port of trici and the city of Galveston the only port of entry, to which entry.. cww... shall be annexed Sabine, Velasco, Matagorda, Cavallo, La ery.
Vaca, and Corpus Christi, as ports of delivery only.
"Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a collector for the A collector to a:
ainted." 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 pre'scribed 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, incluJoctor.
..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 Uniled 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, each of the ports of delivery. Matagorda, Cavallo, La Vaca, and Corpus Christi, shall be ap.
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 amount collected by any of said surveyors in any one year for fees exceeding the said sum of one thousand dollars, shall be accounied for and paid
into The treasury of the United States, .. Approved, December 31, 1845.