The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 52
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52 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
the method or order of his payment should not be altered in any
other way than is by this assigned to him; for the end is to avoid
large contributions from the poorer ones.
3. The salary for the maintenance of the teacher shall be placed
at thirty dollars a month.
4. The collection of the fund shall be in charge of one of the
alcaldes, who, with the aid of the ward commissioners [comisarios
de barrio],' shall look after the attendance of the children at school,
and [shall take care] that they be at least a month ahead in the
salary of the teacher, in order that he may not lack subsistence,
and that any surplus be turned into a general fund for the ordinary
expenses of the school.
5. That one of the regidores be charged to visit the school at
least once a day, in order to note the infringements of the rules
that he may observe, and to apply the remedy that appears to him
most opportune, as the case may demand.
6. That the books, paper, ink-stands, and copy-books be at the
expense of those interested, as also the tables and seats, in addition
to those which may be existing in the school-house.
These are the points which we consider necessary for the useful
establishment of this school, save those which may appear conven-
ient to the superior authorities.
San Fernando de Bexar, 10 of June, 1812.
Jose Antonio Saucedo. Josef Erasmo Seguin.
ORDINANCE WHICH SHALL BE OBSERVED IN THE PUBLIC
FREE PRIMARY SCHOOL DEDICATED TO THE INSTRUCTION OF
THE YOUTH OF THE VICINITY OF BEXAR:'
Art. 1. The Holy Patron of this pious establishment shall be
the Christ Child, and on the 25 of December, when his festival is
celebrated, there shall be a Church function and some other public
1San Fernando had been divided into four wards in 1809.
'For the year 1828. In the translation of this code of rules the literal
expression of the original has been followed or imitated as closely as pos-
sible, the changes being, for the most part, only in punctuation. The
capitalization -and parentheses are those of the manuscript.
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