An Act to Authorize John B. Strickland and Douglass Pucket to Establish a Ferry on Big Cypress Creek.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That John R. Strickland and Douglass Pucket be and are hereby authorized to establish a ferry on Big Cypress creek, in the counties of Upshur and Titus, at or near a point where the Pitts-burg and Jefferson road crosses said stream; provided, said parties own the land on both banks of said stream at said point.
Sec. 2. That the rates of toll charged and collected by said Strickland and Pucket shall be fixed by the County Court of Up-shur county, and they shall pay such license tax as may be assessed by said court, in accordance with existing laws regulating ferries; provided, that said Pucket and Strickland shall be required to pay a license tax in but one county for such ferry privileges.
Sec. 3. That said Pucket and Strickland shall in all respects be governed by the laws of this State regulating ferries, where the same shall not conflict with the provisions of this act.
Sec. 4. That said parties shall construct good, safe boats, and shall likewise have the banks of said stream to comply in all respects with existing laws upon the subject of ferries, within one year from the passage of this act, and in case of failure shall forfeit all privileges granted by this act.
Sec. 5. That this act shall take effect and be in force for ten years from and after its passage.
Passed October 13, 1871.
The foregoing act, received in the office of Secretary of State October twenty-three, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, having been presented to the Governor of Texas for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution, has become a law without his approval.
JAMES P. NEWCOMB, Secretary of State.