The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 326
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The Southwestern. Historical Quarterly
[p. 131 San Felipe de Austin, January 1, 1829.
The ayuntamiento of the jurisdiction of Austin met. Present:
Alcalde Thomas M. Duke, Regidor Thomas Davis, and Sindico
Procurador Rawson Alley. Absent: Regidor Humphrey Jackson.
There were also present the newly elected members, with the ex-
ception of William Cooper, sindico procurador elect, who was ab-
sent. The retiring president, in conformity with the first article
of the municipal ordinance,'1 as well as in conformity with article
 of law No. 37, received from the incoming president, Joseph
White, the oath prescribed by article 220 [of the Constitution].
He in turn received the oath from Hosea H. League, as regidor
in accordance with the articles of the ordinance, law No. 37, and
Constitution cited. Thomas Davis in conformity with article 162
of the Constitution remained [regidor] from the past year, and
Sindico Provurador William Cooper being absent, did not take
Thomas M. Duke.
Samuel VI. Williams, Secretary pro tem.
[p. 13a] Town of Austin, January 10, 1829.
The ayuntamiento met in special session, with the president
and the two regidores present, the sindico procurador being absent.
The question for discussion was submitted and the president rec-
ognized H. H. League, 2d regidor, who said that for the better
procedure (arreglo) of this ayuntamiento, as well as to discharge
the duties imposed on the body by the laws, it is very necessary
to appoint a secretary acquainted with the two languages, and
with sufficient knowledge to attend to its business. With this
object he proposed that this ayuntamiento appoint Citizen Samuel
M. Williams Secretary of this ayuntamiento, with the salary which
this body may consider necessary in order that the said Williams
may be able to accept the office. This body authorized Mr. League,
the Secretary pro tem., to send to the said Williams by letter
notice of his appointment.
H. H. League [Secretary] pro tem.
1MSee above, p. 311.
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