The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 53
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Educational Eforts in San Fernando.
demonstrations of worship and of merriment, which shall be
decided upon annually by the teacher, who shall present them
beforehand to the Illustrious Ayuntamiento for its approbation or
2. Two .months previous to said festival the Teacher shall send
an invitation, by writing, to the Parents of all the Children, invit-
ing them to make a contribution to defray the costs of this religious
act, and these shall cooperate freely, according to their means, with
whatever amount they wish, or with nothing, if they thus think
3. Before the close of the eight days following this function,
the Teacher shall present to the Illustrious Ayuntamiento a written
statement of the amount of the contribution, and of the objects for
which it was spent.
4. Over the principal Doorway of the house which serves for
a School shall be placed an inscription of the following tenor:
PUBLIC FREE PRIMARY SCHOOL.
5. The style of address of the children among themselves,
within or without the School, shall be that of Citizen So-and-so;
and that which they shall use for the Teacher, as for all other
persons their elders, shall be that of Seior.
6. All the children for the present and while the corresponding
funds are being created, shall furnish their Syllable-books, Books,
paper, pens and the remaining necessary articles, which the Teacher
may require of them.
7. In the course of each year there shall be two periods during
which the children shall enjoy a holiday or vacation, one of these
lasting from the Wednesday of Holy Week until Easter Saturday,
and the other from the 23 of December to the 1st of the following
8. On feast days of only one cross there shall be school in the
same manner as on all other days.
The Principal Points upon which has been based the contract
agreed upon with the Teacher who is to serve the school, and
some other rules which bear relation to them.
9. Citizen Jose Antonio Gama y Fonseca is obligated sponta-
neously and solemnly to teach, for four years reckoned from the 1st
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