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Paschals Digest: Volume 2

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  • Preface to the Second Volume 4
  • Preface to the Fourth Edition of Volume II 7
  • Directions for using this book 10
  • Table of Contents 11
  • I. Organic Law 64
      • Reconstruction Acts of the United States Congress 64
      • Constitution of the State of Texas, 1869 76
          • Article I. Bill of Rights 76
          • Article II. Division of the Powers of Government 80
          • Article III. Legislative Department 80
          • Article IV. Executive Department 86
          • Article V. Judicial Department 90
          • Article VI. Right of Suffrage 95
          • Article VII. Of the Militia 96
          • Article VIII. Impeachment 96
          • Article IX. Public Schools 96
          • Article X. Land Office 98
          • Article XI. Immigration 99
          • Article XII. General Provisions 99
      • Election Declaration 111
      • Constitution Submitted 113
      • Approval of Congress 114
      • Amendments of Constitution 117
  • II. Statutes 119
      • Administration 120
          • I. The Probate Jurisdiction of the District Courts 124
          • II. General Provisions relating to Matters of Probate 125
          • III. Of the Settlement and Distribution of the Estates of Deceased Persons - Preliminary Provisions 126
          • IV. Of the Time of commencing the Administration of Estates and of the continuance thereof 128
          • V. Of the Parties to Administration - who is entitled to Administer 129
          • VI. Where there is a Contest about a Will or the right to Administer 130
          • VII. Of Other parties to Administration 131
          • VIII. Of the Place of commencing Administration 131
          • IX. Of Temporary Letters of Administration 131
          • X. Of the Commencement of Administration 132
          • XI. Where the Deceased did not Leave a Will, or no Will has been Discovered 136
          • XII. Of the Bond and Oath of the Executor or Administrator 138
          • XIII. Of the Collection of the Estate 140
          • XIV. Of the Inventory and Appraisement 140
          • XV. Miscellaneous Provisions respecting Inventory and Appraisement 141
          • XVI. Of Partition between the Estate and Part Owners 142
          • XVII. Of the General Mode of Administering Estates 142
          • XVIII. Where there are Directions in a Will as to the Administration of the Estate 144
          • XIX. All the Personal Property to be Sold, unless otherwise ordered by Will 145
          • XX. Miscellaneous Provisions respecting the Duties and Liabilities of the Executor of Administrator 146
          • XXI. Of Claims for Money against Estates 147
          • XXII. Of the Classification of Claims and the Order in which they shall be Paid 151
          • XXIII. Of the Payment of Claims against Estates 152
          • XXIV. Of Claims against Estates other than for Money, and of other Controversies 154
          • XXV. Sales of Real Property for the Payment of Debts or Legacies 155
          • XXVI. Of the Accounts of the Executor and Administrator 157
          • XXVII. Of the Death, Resignation, and Removal of Executors and Administrators 158
          • XXVIII. Of the Removal of Executors and Administrators 159
          • XXIX. General Provisions respecting the Death, Resignation, and Removal of Executors and Administrators 160
          • XXX. Of the Distribution of Estates 160
          • XXXI. Of the Payment of the Residue into the Treasury of the State 162
          • XXXII. Of the Closing of the Administration 163
          • XXXIII. Repealing Clauses 163
          • XXXIV. Of the Records of the District Court in Matters of Probate 164
          • XXXV. Of the Costs in District Courts in Matters of Probate 164
          • XXXVI. Appeal from District Court in Matters of Probate 165
          • Amendments to Several of these Divisions 167
      • Alien Passengers 179
      • Asylums, Lunatic 190
      • Attorneys at Law 192
      • Attorneys, District 197
      • Change of Venue 210
      • Congressional Districts 217
      • Contracts for Labor 218
      • Corporations 220
          • I. Preliminary Provisions 221
          • II. Creation of Corporations 221
          • III. Powers and Duties of Corporations 223
          • IV. Miscellaneous Provisions 226
          • V. Dissolution of Corporations 227
          • VI. Macadam and Plank-road Corporations 228
          • VII. Telegraph Corporations 230
          • VIII. Appropriations of Lands for Railway and other Corporations 231
          • IX. Gas and Water Corporations 231
          • X. Colleges, Academies, &c 232
          • XI. Religious, Charitable, and other Corporations 232
          • XII. Cemetery Corporations 233
          • XIII. Savings Banks 233
          • XIV. Bridges and Ferries 235
          • XV. Jurisdiction over and Service Upon 235
      • County Buildings 240
      • County Surveyor 248
      • Courts, Criminal 263
      • Courts, District 273
          • Rules for the District Court 275
          • Districts and Terms 279
      • Courts, Justices 297
          • I. Election and General Jurisdiction 299
          • II. Forcible Entry and Detainer 300
          • IV. Successors in Office 302
          • V. Jurisdiction over Parties 302
          • VI. Process, Appearance, and Service 304
          • VII. Continuance 305
          • VIII. Trial, Jury, and Pleadings 305
          • IX. Witnesses and Evidence 307
          • X. New Trial, Defaults, &c. 308
          • XI. Specific Articles 309
          • XII. Judgements 310
          • XIV. Stay of Execution 311
          • XV. Executions 312
          • XVI. Certiorari 312
          • XVII. Exemption from Costs 312
          • XVIII. Disqualification of Justices 313
          • XIX. Terms, &c. 313
          • XXI. Extraordinary Process 313
          • XXII. Claim Cases 314
          • XXIII. Rule for Costs 315
          • XXIV. Distress for Rent 316
          • XXV. Ex officio Powers 317
          • XXVI. Justices and Conservators of the Peace 317
          • XXVII. Fees in Justices' Courts 320
          • XXVIII. Special Jurisdictions 321
      • Courts, Police 324
      • Courts, Supreme 325
          • Rules of the Supreme Court 327
          • Assignment of Docket for December Term 1871 332
          • New Regulations 336
      • Criminal Code 338
          • Part I. General Provisions Relating to the Whole Code 341
              • Title III. Of the Persons Punishable under this Code, and certain circumstances which excuse, extenuate, or aggravate 341
          • Part II. Of Offences and Punishments 342
              • Title III. Of the Penitentiary 342
                  • Chapter X. Of the Treatment of Convicts and of Prison Discipline 342
              • Title VI. Of Offenses Against the State, its Territory, Property, and Revenue 342
                  • Chapter III. Embezzlement or Misapplication of Public Money 342
                  • Chapter IV. Collection of Taxes and other Public Money 342
              • Title VII. Offenses affecting the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Departments of the Government 369
                  • Chapter II. Compounding Offenses and Failing to Account 369
              • Title VIII. Of Offenses Affecting the Right of Suffrage 343
                  • Chapter I. Bribery and Undue Influence 343
                  • Chapter II. Offenses by Judges and Other Officers of Elections 344
                  • Chapter IV. Riots and Unlawful Assemblies at Elections, Violence used Towards Electors 346
                  • Chapter V. Miscellaneous Offenses affecting the Right of Suffrage 347
              • Title IX. Offenses which affect the Exercise of Religious Opinion 348
              • Title X. Of Offenses against Public Justice 349
                  • Chapter I. Of Perjury and False Swearing 349
              • Title XI. Of Offenses against the Public Peace 350
                  • Chapter I. Unlawful Assemblies 350
                  • Chapter III. Affrays and Disturbances of the Peace 350
                  • Chapter IV. Horse Races in Town, Cities, and Public Roads 377
              • Title XIII. Of Offenses against Public Policy and Economy 353
                  • Chapter I. Illegal Banking and Passing of Spurious Money 353
                      • 1. Concerning Life and Health Insurance Companies 377
                  • Chapter III. Of Selling to Indians 353
                  • Chapter IV. Gaming 353
                  • Chapter VII. Retailing Liquor without License 354
                  • Chapter X. Security of Public Funds 378
                  • Chapter XI. Registration of Births 379
              • Title XIV. Of Offenses against Public Health 355
                  • Chapter I. Of Occupations Injurious to Health 355
                  • Chapter III. Practicing Medicine without a Diploma or License 379
                  • Chapter IV. Leaving Dead Animals in Public Places 379
                  • Chapter V. Catching Fish in Spawning Time 380
              • Title XVI. Of Offenses against Trade and Commerce and the Current Coins 356
                  • Chapter VI. Miscellaneous Offenses 356
              • Title XVII. Of Offenses against the Persons of Individuals 356
                  • Chapter I. Of Assault and Battery 356
                  • Chapter II. Aggravated Assault and Battery 357
                  • Chapter III. Assaults with Intent to Commit Murder, Rape, Robbery, or other Crimes 358
                  • Chapter VI. Of Rape 358
                  • Chapter IX. Publication of Expenditures 378
                  • Chapter X. Justifiable Homicide 358
                      • 5. In Defense of Person or Property 358
              • Title XX. Of Offenses against Property 359
                  • Chapter IV. Malicious Mischief 359
                  • Chapter IV. The Protection of Agricultural Interests 380
                  • Chapter V. Of Cutting and Destroying of Timber 360
                  • Chapter IX. Of Theft 360
                      • 1. Of Theft in General 360
                      • 4. Theft of Animals 360
                  • Chapter X. Embezzlement of Property by Private Persons 385
                  • Chapter XI. Swindling 385
                  • Chapter XIII. Estrays 366
              • Title XXI. Of Miscellaneous Offenses 367
                  • Chapter I. Of Conspiracy 367
                  • Chapter II. Of Threats to Commit Offenses 367
                  • Chapter V. Neglect of Parents and Guardians to send Children to School 368
          • Part III. 368
              • Title III - Chapter II. Repealing Clause 368
      • Criminal Procedure 386
          • Part II. Of the Prevention and Suppression of Offenses, and the Writ of Habeas Corpus 387
              • Title III. Of the Suppression of Offenses in their Nature Permanent 387
                  • Chapter IV. Of the Suppression of Offenses against Personal Liberty 387
                      • 3. Service and Return of the Writ, and Proceedings thereon 387
          • Part III. Of Proceedings in Criminal Actions Prosecuted by Indictment or Information in the District Court 387
              • Title II. Of Arrest, Commitment, and Bail 387
                  • Chapter II. Of Arrest Under Warrant 387
                  • Chapter IV. Of Bail 388
                      • 1. General Rules Applicable to all Cases of Bail 388
              • Title IV. Of Proceedings subsequent to Commitment or Bail, and Prior to the Trial 389
                  • Chapter II. Of the Duties, Privileges, and Powers of the Grand Jury 389
                      • Chapter IV. Of Proceedings Preliminary to Trial. 389
                          • 1. Of the Argument and Decision of Motions, Pleas, and Exceptions 389
              • Title V. Of Trial and Its Incidents 390
                  • Chapter IV. Of Evidence in Criminal Actions 390
                      • 2. Of Persons who may Testify 390
              • Title VI. Of Proceedings after Verdict 390
                  • Chapter IV. Execution of Judgements 390
                      • 1. Collection of Pecuniary fines 390
              • Title VII. Of Appeals 390
          • Part IV. Of Proceedings in Inferior Tribunals, and of Certain Special Proceedings of a Criminal Nature 391
              • Title IV. Of Vagrants 391
      • Disorganized Counties 394
      • Elections 427
          • Acts of Congress of the United States 430
          • Registration of Voters 448
      • Executive Departments 493
      • Fees 494
          • I. To Clerks of the District Courts 494
          • II. To the Clerks of the Police and County Courts 495
          • IIa. To the Judge of the County Court 496
          • III. To Sheriffs 497
          • IV. To Coroners 498
          • V. To Justices of the Peace 498
          • VI. To Constables 499
      • Frontier Defense 506
      • Geological Survey 518
      • Guardian 521
          • I. Of the Guardianship of the Persons and Estates of Minors, Persons of Unsound Mind, and Habitual Drunkards 522
          • II. Of the Guardianship of the Persons and Estates of Minors 522
          • III. Of the Place of Commencing a Proceeding for the Appointment of a Guardian for a Minor 523
          • IV. Of the Appointment of a Guardian for a Minor 524
          • V. Miscellaneous Provisions 525
          • VI. Where a Guardian and His Ward Reside in Another State, &c 525
          • VII. Of the Powers and Duties of Guardians of Minors 526
          • VIII. Of Claims for Money Against Estates of Minors, and of the Expenses of their Education and Maintenance 527
          • IX. Of the Removal of the Guardianship to Another County 529
          • X. Of the Accounts of Guardians 529
          • XI. Of Special Guardians 530
          • XII. Of the Compensation of Guardians 530
          • XIII. Of the Guardianship of Persons of Unsound Mind and Habitual Drunkards 531
              • a. Of the Appointment of a Guardian for a Person of Unsound Mind or Habitual Drunkard 531
              • b. Miscellaneous Provisions relating to the Guardianship of Persons of Unsound Mind and Habitual Drunkards 531
              • c. Where a Person of Unsound Mind is Furiously Mad, etc. 531
              • d. Of the Expenses of Maintenance and Confinement 532
              • e. Restoration, Reformation, or Death of a Person of Unsound Mind or Habitual Drunkard 532
          • XIV. Repealing Clause 532
      • Judicial Notices 541
      • Judicial Sales 542
      • Ku-Klux law 548
          • Act of Congress of the United States 548
      • Land 553
          • I. Alternate Sections 568
          • III. Commissioner and Clerks 555
          • IV. Homesteads 556
          • V. Imperfect Records 576
          • VIII. Pre-Emptions 558
          • X. Spanish Grants 561
          • XI. Surveyor's Districts 577
      • Legalizing Acts 582
      • Life Insurance 590
      • Military Board 599
      • Naturalization 608
      • Public Buildings 653
      • Public Printing 684
      • Salaries and Officers 731
      • Secretary of State 733
      • Supreme Court Building 757
      • Supreme Court Reports 758
      • Taxes 760
          • Repealed Laws 763
              • I. Repeal of the War Tax of the Rebellion 763
              • II. Ad valorem, Occupation, and License Tax of 1866 764
              • III. Assessment and Collection for 1866 765
                  • a. Election and Qualification and Duties of Assessors and Collectors 765
                  • b. Mode of Assessment and Income Tax 766
                  • c. Collection of Taxes 773
                  • d. Military Order Suspending Law 776
                  • e. Delinquents and Insolvents 776
          • Laws of Force of 1870 778
              • IV. Offices and Duties of Justices as Assessors 778
              • V. Abstract of Taxable Lands 780
              • VI. Tax Lists and Assessment Rolls 782
              • VII. Exempted Property 784
              • VIII. Subjects of Taxation 784
              • IX. Valuation of Property 786
              • X. Tax Books and Assessment Rolls 789
              • XI. Commissions and Compensation of Tax Officers 792
              • XII. Appeals in Tax Matters 794
              • XIII. The Sheriff's Bond, Duties, &c., as Collector 795
              • XIV. Tax Sales 798
              • XV. Delinquent and Insolvent Lists 800
              • XVI. Mode of Enforcement 801
              • XVII. Compensation of Sheriffs 802
          • Repealed Law of 1870 802
              • XVIII. Ad valorem, Poll, Occupation, and License Tax of 1870 802
          • Law of Force of 1871 804
              • XIX. Ad valorem, Occupation, and License Tax 804
              • XX. School-house Tax 807
              • XXI. Assessment of Taxes 808
              • XXII. Tax Sales 810
              • XXIII. Delinquent Taxes 810
              • XXIV. Bonds, &c., of Tax Officers 812
              • XXV. Exemptions from Taxation 814
              • XXVI. Settlement with Sheriffs 815
              • XXVII. Relief of Certain Counties 817
              • XXVIII. Regulating Taxation 818
              • XXIX. To Regulate Assessment and Collections 822
      • United States Bonds 855