The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 347
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Municipal Government of San Fernando de Bexar. 347
shall be present at the first meeting of the ayuntamiento to ad-
minister the oath to the officers elect, as well as to install them into
the ,offices to which he has appointed them. He shall send me a
record of these elections for my approval, and shall, likewise, at-
tend the first election - the election of the ordinary alcaldes - in
order that he may give instructions as to the method of procedure
to be followed in that settlement. He shall send a report of this
to my superior government.
Mexico, November 28, 1730.
Report of the appointment of the first cabildo of San Fernando
I, Don Juan Antonio Perez de Almazan, captain of the presidio
of San Antonio de B6xar, and justicia mayor of this jurisdiction,
etc., do -certify that, exercising the power which, for this ocea-
sion, his Excellency, Marqu6s de Casafuerte, viceroy, governor, and
captain-general of Nueva ESpfia confers upon me for electing and
naming regidores and other individuals to form, constitute, and
compose the cabildo of this new settlement do now, exercising the
said power, elect and appoint, in the name of his Majesty, Juan
Lead Goras, as first regidor of the six to be appointed, since he is
one of the principal men 'among the fifteen Islefias families and a
person in whom are found all the qualifications and the standing
necessary for the position. As such, he shall exercise his office in
all cases and causes connected therewith and pertaining thereto
in the same form and manner in which all other regidores of
cities, villas, land lugares of Nueva Espafia 'have exercised and en-
joyed it, and as his Majesty (God save him) has decreed and or-
dered by royal cedulas. I conimnand that the said Juan Leal Goras
be, and be held as first regidor, and that he be granted all the
'The title is supplied.
2From Ramno de Provincias Internas, XXXII, Doec. 11.
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