The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 349
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Municipal Government of San Fernando de Bexar. 349
1st regidor; Juan Curbelo, 2nd regidor; Antonio Santos, 3d
regidor; Salvador Rodriguez, 4th regidor; Manuel de Niz, 5th
regidor; Juan Leal Alvares, 6th regidor; Vicente Alvarez Trav-
ieso, alguacil mayor; Francisco Arocha, escribano de consejo y
pztblico; and Antonio Rodriguez, mayordomo.
All these assembled and were congregated at my house, since,
as yet, there is no municipal hall in which to hold the elections of
ordinary alcaldes as is required. Previous to the elections, I ad-
ministered (the oathh of 'office in proper form to the nine officers,
from the first regidor to the mayordomo. Standing and uncovered
they made the sign -of the cross in [En. This is probably a copy-
ists' error for con, with.] their hands, swore to discharge their
duties honestly and faithfully to the best of their knowledge and
understanding, and accepted the duties and offices to which they
had been appointed. Exercising these rights, in a meeting of the
cabildo, held according to the manner, custom, and usage in all
cities and villas in Nueva Espafia, and according to law, the said
regidores, making nominations freely because of the lack lof -eligible
individuals and persons among the families,-but no one of them
nominating or voting for himself-did nominate Juan Leal Goras
and Juan Curbelo for first alcalde, and Slalvador Rodriguez and
Manuel de Niz for second alcalde. By legal election 'and vote,
Juan Leal Goras received the greatest number of votes for first
alcalde and Salvador Rodriguez for second.
The elections thus held, I do approve in the name of his
Majesty (God save him) only so far as I have the power, and the
right has been conceded me by the dispatch of his Excellency, the
viceroy 'of Nueva Espafia. This rmasure taken, I administered
the oath of office, and they received it in proper form, promising
to perform the duties of ordinary alcaldes, which they were
elected, faithfully and of the best of their knowledge and under-
standing. I also handed over to them the insignia and rod for
the administration of justice. I order that, in accordance with
what has been decreed by his Excellency, an exact legal copy of
this report of elections be taken and sent him, with records of
the titles of the nine officers of the cabildo so that he may approve
and confirm them if he think proper. The members who know
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