Opinions of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1840 to 1844 Inclusive

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1840 to 1844 Inclusive

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...elected clerk of the county court of Panola, and Thos. H. Wolf was duly elected clerk of Harrison, and entered upon the discharge of his duties; and Pulaski was selected as the seat of justice for Harrison county. Subsequently to these proceedings the supreme court decided that the acts creating judicial counties were unconstitutional. Andrews then resigned his oflice of clerk of the county court of Harrison county. The chief justice of Harrison county subsequently issued writs of election for clerk of the county court, when Beazely, having received the highest number of votes, claimed to have been legally elected clerk, gave bonds, etc. After the decision of the supreme court before alluded to, the chief justice of Harrison county issued writs of election, under the general law for the removal of county seats (see Acts of Congress, adjourned session of 1838, p. 1), when the town of Marshall received a Opinion of the court. majority of votes. It also appears from the statement of facts" that Marshall is within five miles of the center of the county of Harrison. This court is of the opinion, under all the circumstances, that Andrews, having accepted the oflice of clerk of the county court of Panola county, an office which was in-N compatible with the discharge of the duties of his former ofice of clerk of Harrison, he thereby vacated the same, and that the election of Wolf was legal, and that he, being the clerk of Harrison county, and in the discharge 538 of his duties as such, and there being uo vacancy, the election of Beazely was not authorized by law and could not confer the oflice upon. him. The election for the county seat having been held according to law, and the place selected being within five miles of the center, was in...
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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891813
  • 9781236891815