Constitution of the State of Coahuila and Texas (1827)
Civic Militia of the State.
ART. 211. Corps of civic militia shall be established in all the towns of the state, and the said corps shall compose the military force of the state.
ART. 212. The formation of said corps, their organization, discipline, and internal government, shall be regulated by congress in conformity to the provision made on the subject by the general laws of the republic.
ART. 213. Congress shall regulate the service of said militia, so that while it is adapted to the purposes of its institution and to the best interests of the state, it may be as little onerous as possible to the citizens.
ART. 214. No Coahuil-Texano can decline lending said service when required by law, and in the manner it provides.