The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 57
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Reminiscences of Henry Smith.
General Houston the commander in chief of all the land forces in
the service of Texas, has been ordered by the government to take
command of that expedition. This particular individual is also
fully aware, that all officers under the commander in chief are
elected by the volunteers themselves, and that therefore there was
neither room nor necessity for another appointment by the coun-
cil. Still, in the possession of these facts, he has issued his procla-
mation, and continues to aid all those who are embarrassing the
executive. Therefore, be it Resolved 1st That
we will support his Excellency Governor Smith in his unyielding
and patriotic efforts to fulfill the duties, and to preserve the dig-
nity of his office, while promoting the best interests of the country
and people, against all usurpations and the designs of selfish and
Resolved 2nd That all attempts of the president and members
of the executive council, to annul the acts of, or to embarrass the
officers appointed by the general convention, are deemed by this
meeting, as anarchical assumptions of power to which we will not
Resolved 3rd That we invite a similar expression of sentiment
from the army under Genl Houston, and throughout the country
Resolved 4th That the conduct of the president and members
of the Executive Council in relation to the FIVE HUNDRED
DOLLAR LOAN, for the liquidation of the claims of the soldiers
of Bexar, is in the highest degree criminal and unjust. Yet under
treatment however illiberal and ungrateful, we cannot be driven
from the Post of Honor and the sacred cause of freedom.
Resolved 5th That we do not recognize the illegal appointments
of agents and officers, made by the president and members of the
Executive Council in relation to the Matamoros Expedition; since
their power does not extend further than to take measures and to
make appointments for the public service with the sanction of the
Resolved 6th That the Governor Henry Smith will please to ac-
cept the gratitude of the army at this Station, for his firmness in
the execution of his trust, as well as for his patriotic exertions in
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