The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 22
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22 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
troops under Mejia, and desired to be guaranteed in the possession
and continuation of their rights-both personal and political.
The first news of the coming of Colonel Mejia reached San
Felipe on July 20,1 and the inhabitants of the latter community
appear to have suddenly become eager upholders of Santa Anna.
A squad of men was organized under the name of "the Santa Anna
Volunteer Company," and Colonel Austin who arrived at San Felipe
on the 25th, was grandly received by the "republicans". At
4 o'clock on the same afternoon citizens and soldiers alike met and
swore fealty to the constitution of 1824.2
The alcalde of San Felipe ordered, on July 20, an extra session
of the ayuntamiento for the 26th of the same month.3 In accord-
ance with this notice the council convened on the appointed day
and considered the question concerning the plan. It pointed out
that Colonel Mejia had manifested his determination to aid the
Texans in furthering Santa Anna's intentions, and that, since these
aims had been highly approved by all classes, the ayuntamiento was,
therefore, almost compelled to conform to them.4
The ayuntamiento assembled again on the 27th, but this time
its number was increased by the presence of many other residents.
Austin expressed his opinion that the colonists in mass ought to
adopt the plan of Santa Anna, and they at length did so, unani-
mously and rejoicingly,5 in the following manner:
The ayuntamiento advanced practically the same reasons for
joining with their fellow-countrymen, as had been put forward on
the day before, and resolved (Art. 1) that they would adhere
solemnly to the Plan, and to the "planks" of the liberal "plat-
form." In the second article it is specified that in supporting
these principles, the inhabitants "have no other object in view, than
to contribute their feeble voice and aid in sustaining the constitu-
tion, and the true dignity and decorum of the national flag, and
the rights of the State of Coahuila and Texas which have been
Chriesman to Ram6n Musquiz, Aug. 20, 1832. Bexar Archives.
'Mrs. Holley, Texas (1833), 142-145.
4Copy of proceedings of town council of San Felipe, July 26, 1832. Na-
cogdoches Archives, box 1, no. 10.
'Austin to Musquiz, July 28, 1832. Nacogdoches Archives, box 1, no. 13.
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