The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 346
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
sisting witnesses, acting with them as justice ex officio in default
of a Notary Public in this jurisdiction to which I certify.
JUAN ANTONIO PEREZ DE ALMAZAN.
JUAN LEAL GORAS.
FRANCISCO DE AROCHA.1
By request of JUAN CURBELO,
VICENTE JUAREZ TRAVIESO.
FRANCISCO JOSEPH DE AROCHIA.
Dispatch ordering the governor of Texas,2 or, in case of his ab-
sence, the captain of the presidio of San Antonio to make a new
inspection of the fifteen families going to settle there, and to
elect the municipal officers, and to perform the other duties ex-
pressed in this dispatch.
SThis dispatch . . authorizes the said gov-
ernor to appoint from the heads of these fifteen families six per-
sons as regidores, one as alguacil mayor, another as escribano de
consejo y piblico, and; another 'as mayordomo de los bienes y
propios of the commonwealth. They shall have power to elect two
ordinary alcaldes to administer justice. These nine offices shall
be given to the persons whom the governor shall consider most
suitable for holding them continuously. The governor, in person,
'In this list the signature of Francisco de Arocha will be recognized
under three different forms. The first time he signs for himself, the
second for Juan Curbelo, and the third apparently for Juan Delgado.
'Cf. Recopilacion, lib. IV, lit. VII, leyJ ii.
8From Seccidn de IHistoria, LXXXT , Doc. 1.
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