The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 26
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that the blood of eight patriots had sealed "their adhesion to the
constitution and laws, and to the sustentation of the civil magis-
trates against military aggressions-under the banners of the invin-
cible Genl. Santa Anna."
The formal acknowledgment of the plan of Vera Cruz by the
ayuntamiento of Nacogdoches is probably the last notice of the
long-debated question in that vicinity, as the solution of the prob-
lem had been previously discovered and executed--viz., the ejection
A little after the middle of July, 1832, Stephen F. Austin had
begged the political chief at Bexar-the head of the local govern-
ment in Texas-to call his ayuntamiento together for the purpose
of upholding "the truth and the constitution."2 No voice, how-
ever, was raised by the authorities of San Antonio concerning this
matter until several weeks later.
The news came to Bexar during the last week in August that on
the 11th the plan of Vera Cruz had been proclaimed in Leona
Vicario by the governor of the State. It was likewise added that
the legitimacy of Pedraza's election to the presidency of the repub-
lic in 1828 was fully recognized. A contemporary document3
states that "the Political Chief solemnly declared that the officials,
all the people, and the military garrison of this city were from this
moment [Aug. 30] attached to the Plan of Santa Anna . . . and
consequently to the eligibility of Sefior Gomez Pedraza, as Presi-
dent of the Republic".4 The same afternoon the convention of
the citizens was celebrated in the main plaza by the firing of cannon
and the chiming of bells.5
The last district to assert itself as to the plan of Vera Cruz was
the municipality of Goliad. This town, however, took no action
1Proceedings of ayuntamiento of Nacogdoches, Aug. 6, 1832. Nacog-
doches Archives, box 1, no. 14.
2Austin to Musquiz, July 18, 1832. Nacogdoches Archives, box 1, no. 2.
8Resolutions adopted by citizens of San Fernando, Aug. 30, 1832. Nacog-
doches Archives, box 44, no. 1363.
5Ibid. See also Garza to aym tamiento of Bexar, Aug. 30, 1832. Nacog-
doches Archives, box 2, no. 66.
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