The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 257
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Explanation by Stephen F. Austin.
In this state of affairs I recommended that all the ayuntamientos
of Texas put themselves into communication with each other with-
out delay for the purpose of organizing a local government for
Texas, in the form of a state of the Mexican federation founded
upon the law of May 7, 1824, and have everything ready to accom-
plish this in union and harmony as soon as it is known that the
general congress has refused its approbation.
This step is absolutely necessary as a preparatory meaure, be-
cause there is now no doubt that the fate of Texas depends upon
itself and not upon this government; nor is there any doubt that,
unless the inhabitants of Texas take all its affairs into their own
hands, that country is lost.
I am firmly persuaded that the measure that I recommend is
the only one that can be adopted to save us from anarchy and
total ruin. This being my conviction, I hope that you will not
lose a single moment in addressing a communication to all the
ayuntamientos of Texas, urging them to co-operate in the plan of
organizing a local government independent of Coahuila, even
though the general government should deny its consent.
God and Texas. Mexico, October 2, 1833.
Stephen F. Austin.
To the Illustrious Ayuntamiento of Bejar.
Copy of a letter addressed by citizen Stephen Austin to all the
ayuntamientos of Texas.
Article 11 of the law of April 6, 1830, has been repealed, and
the affairs of Texas and of the whole republic have taken on the
most favorable and flattering aspect.
God and Liberty. Mexico, October 30, 1833.
Stephen F. Austin.
To the Illustrious Ayuntamiento of Bbjar.
The great importance of opening roads direct from Texas to
Chihuahua and New Mexico, to which reference has been made on
page 6,1 of this pamphlet, and the importance that those countries
'See pages 235-236.
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