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The Laws of Texas 1822-1897. Austin’s Colonization Law and Contract; Mexican Constitution of 1824; Federal Colonization Law; Colonization Laws of Coahuila and Texas; Colonization Law of State of Tamaulipas; Fredonian Declaration of Indpendence; Laws and Decrees, with Constitution of Coahuila and Texas; San Felipe Convention; Journals of the Consultation; Proceedings of the General Council; Goliad Declaration of Independence; Journals of the Convention at Washington; Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation; Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the Republic; Laws, General and Special, of the Republic; Annexation Resolution of the United States; Ratification of the Same by Texas; Constitution of the United States; Constitutions of the State of Texas, with All the Laws, General and Special, Passed Thereunder, Including Ordinances, Decrees, and Resolutions, with the Constitution of the Confederate States and the Reconstruction Acts of Congress Page 234-235, Image 734-735 (Vol. 6, 1898) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




[An Act to Incorporate the Town of Round Top, County of Fayette, . . . Article Tenth. That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful to fire any pistol, rifle, shot gun, or other kind of fire-arms, within the limits of the town of Round Top, and any person violating this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars, to be collected by the mayor of the town; but this act shall not prevent any gunsmith, within the limits of the town, from discharging on the premises thereof, fire-arms made or repaired in his shop, for the purpose of training such fire-arms; provided, that none but gunsmiths shall have the privilege of being authorized to discharge fire-arms; and for that purpose each gunsmith shall build a rock wall, in front of which he shall cause a target to be placed, The mayor shall issue a permit to any gunsmith applying for the same, for the period of one year, which permit may be renewed after its expiration.]