The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 56
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56 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
a preamble and resolutions for the consideration of the meeting;
whereupon the following were appointed by the chair.
Chairman of Committee J. B. Bonham.
G. B. Jameson.
J. W. Seguin.
Don Gaspar Flores.
Whereas, we have been informed from an undoubted messenger
that the Executive Council and its President, a subordinate and
auxiliary department of the government, have usurped the right
of impeaching the governor, who, (if we would imitate the wise
institutions of the land of Washington) can only be impeached by
a body set forth in the constitution, which constitution must have
been established by the people through their representatives assem-
bled in general convention. Moreover, the said council and its
president, whose powers are defined to aid the governor in fulfill-
ing the measures and objects adopted by the general consultation,
have taken it upon themselves to annul the measures of the said
general consultation. They are about to open the land offices,
which were temporarily closed until a general convention of the
people should take place, thereby opening a door to private specu-
lation, at the expense of the men who are serving their country in
the field. Moreover the said council have improperly used, and
appropriated to their own purposes a FIVE HUNDRED DOL-
LAR LOAN, from a generous and patriotic citizen of the United
States intended to pay the soldiers in the garrison of Bexar.
Moreover, that private and designing men are, and have been em-
barrassing the governor, the legitimate officer of the government,
by usurping, contrary to all notions of order and good government,
the right of publicly and formally instructing and advising the
governor and the people on political, civil and institutional mat-
ters subject. Moreover, that a particular individual has gone so
far as to issue a proclamation on the state of public affairs, and to
invite volunteers to join him as the commander of the Matamoros
expedition, when that particular individual must have known that
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