AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A FERRY ACROSS THE SABINE RIVER, AT OR HEAR RED ROCK, COUNTY OF UPSHUR.
Section 1, Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That George H. Slaughter and W. C. Pierson be and they are hereby authorized to establish a ferry across the Sabine river, from or near to Red Rock, in the county of Upshur; and that they shall have the right to make their landing on any point on the opposite bank of said river, in Smith county.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty of said George H. Slaughter and W. C. Pierson to provide and keep in good repair all necessary and sufficient boats for the transportation across said river of all passengers, wagons and other wheel carriages, horses, oxen, and stock of every description; and that upon the providing and keeping such boats in good repair, they shall have the right to use and enjoy said ferry, within the limits aforesaid, for and during the term of thirty years.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That said George H. Slaughter and W. C. Pierson shall be entitled to charge and receive such rates of toll as the County Court of Upshur county may see proper to assess.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That no person or persons shall be permitted to establish any ferry or bridge across said stream within one mile, on a straight line, above said Red Rock, or one mile below ; provided, one mile does not exceed half way to a ferry known as Camp Ferry, on said Sabine river.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the said George H. Slaughter and W. C. Pierson shall en'er bonds, with sufficient security, of one thousand dollars, payable to the chief justice of Upshur county, or successors in office, for all damages that may accrue from neglect of duty.
Sec. 6. That this act shall go into effect from and after its passage.
Approved December 2, 1871.