Friday May 12th. 1843. special meeting convened at 9 oC. A. M. by the Mayor.—
, elected president pro tem.— Meeting was opened by prayer. Names of the Council were called. <reading of the> Minutes of the last meeting dispensed with, until next meeting.
The City laid before the Council, a letter received by him, from the Secy. of State of this , since the last meeting of Council, stating <in part> “that hereafter no commissions will be issued to any City officers, but on the Certificate of the Clerk of the County Commissioners Court, certifying that such Persons elect, have filed in his office, bond as required by law of Justices of the Peace, you [p. 14]