The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 62
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62 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Being carefully informed of what is contained in the foregoing
Ordinance, which is to serve for the internal Government of the
Public primary School of this City, which is under my control,
and not having any reflection to make, I am in agreement with
whatever is prescribed in it and will take care that it be put in prac-
tice and properly complied with.
Jose Anto. Gama y Fonseca.
San Fernando de Bexar,
13 of Mch., 1828.
The foregoing Ordinance having been put under general discus-
sion, it has been approved in its entirety by this Ayuntamiento.
Capitular Hall of San Fernando de Bejar,
13 of March, 1828.
Ramon Musquiz Juan Martin de Beramendi
Jose Maria de la Garza Manul. Flores
Juan Angl. Seguin Victoriano Zepeda,
Sec'y ad Interim.
The education of youth has always been one of the most import-
ant bases for the felicity of Peoples, and the prosperity of their
Government. The Mexican, who, unfortunately, groaned under
the despotic and savage sway of the ambitious sons of Iberia, has
never occupied himself in perfecting this most important institu-
tion, which would already have placed him on a level with the
most cultured nations. The corrupt Government at Madrid only
cared to suck up, by whatever means within its reach, the precious
resources of the Americas, and studiously and craftily to retard
the growth of enlightenment. Nothing, in truth, was more natural
than this iniquitous behavior, since the first, increasing its riches,
satisfied all the desires of its vain and haughty natural caprice; and
the second secured it in the domination of the richest and most pro-
ductive of its evil-acquired patrimonies, blinding us to the import-
ant knowledge of our Native rights.
Nevertheless, the natural empire of the reason, which some day
comes to prevail, and the characteristic qualities of all the children
of this soil, in union with other joint causes, broke finally the
ominous chain which bound us, elevating us to the rank of free
men, independent of any other.
In spite of this, and of the paternal beneficent institutions of
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