The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 256
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256 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
else, because that was not within the scope of its authority. In
regard to congress, you are already informed of the law that it
has seen fit to pass, repealing the 11th article of the law of April
6, 1830, and providing that this repeal shall not take effect until
six months after its publication.
His excellency, the president, orders me to make this communi-
cation to you, in order that you, who have been entrusted with se-
curing a favorable outcome for the petitions of the colonists, may
inform them of the result that has now been attained, in the con-
viction that, since the supreme government is disposed to favor
their claims in all that relates to the development of that colony
and to facilitate the administration of justice, you may assure
them that it1 will help toward and use all its influence to secure
this important object, and therefore that all improvements and
reforms conducive thereto will continue, both for the purpose of
enabling Texas to become a state or territory of the federation,
and to secure meanwhile good order in its internal administration.
In regard to the other petitions that you have urged concerning
the establishment of mails and the reduction or removal of duties
upon certain articles, they have been referred to the Treasury
Office, and through it you should be informed of the decision of
the supreme government, if, as this minister believes, it has been
notified through that channel of the status of this affair.
God and Liberty. Mexico, December 7, 1833.
To Colonel Stephen F. Austin.
A faithful copy taken from the original that is in my posses-
sion. Mexico, January 18, 1835.
In the letter that I addressed you on the 14th of August, last, I
expressed the opinion that the affairs of Texas would turn out
favorably. Since then there have been very few sessions of con-
gress on account of cholera. The events of the civil war also have
delayed all public affairs in such a way that nothing has been ac-
complished, and I am sorry to say that in my opinion nothing will
be done, and that it is difficult to form an idea of the result of the
'That is, the government.
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