Colorado Cnty. v. Delaney
In Colorado Cnty. v. Delaney, 54 Tex. 280 (1881), interpreting a predecessor statute to Tex. R. Civ. P Rule 506.1, the court determined whether "the appeal bond from the judgment of a justice of the peace should have been in double the amount of the judgment for the debt only, or for both the debt and cost." Id. at 280.
Determining what "double the amount of the judgment" meant, the court held "the amount of the appeal bond in such cases, where judgment is rendered for the plaintiff, was not intended to be double both the amount of the judgment recovered for the debt and also for the cost, but of the former only." Id. at 280-81.