The Southwestern historical Quarterly
MINUTES OF THE AYUNT'AMIENTO OF SAN FELIPE
DE AUSTIN, 1828-1832
EDITED BY EUGENE C. BARKER
[p. 42]22 A regular meeting of the Ayuntamiento took place
on Monday the 1set day of February A. D. 183u. Present, Thomas
Barnett President, Walter C. White and Jessie Cartright Riga-
dores, William Pettus Procurador, Samuel C. Ilirams and John
Huff comissarios and Isaac Vandoin Syndico.
On motion, Thomas G. Gazley was appointed clerk of the
Ayuntamiento to discharge such duties as may be required of
him by that body until a secretary acquainted with the Castilian
language can be procured and to use his name as secretary Pro
Tem, during that time.
A Petition was presented praying for a right to keep a public
Ferry, signed by Nathaniel Lynch.
Shoeball [Shubael]i Marsh appeared and was sworn in the office
of Syndico for the district of Victoria.
On motion of William Pettus--Ordered that Nathaniel Lynch
be authorized and empowered to keep. a public Ferry to cross ihe
San Jacinto at the mouth of Buffalo Bayo to continue one year
from the first day of January 1830 with such privileges as the
law allows him and to have the exclusive right thereof.
Ordered that any hog or hogs running at large without a mark
over one year old, shall be considered the property of any person
who may find them in this Jurisdiction and any person may seize
or kill such hog or hogs with impunity, and further that this
order shall be published in the Texas Gazette for 4 week sue-
[p. 43] On petition of William Morton Ordered that a twelve
acre lott be granted to him adjoining the town of Austin upon
condition that the said Morton makes a selection of one unap-
"2From this point copy is from the original English.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117156/. Accessed July 25, 2014.