The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 141
Minutes of the Aywntamiento of San Felipe de Austin 141
MINUTES OF THE AYUNTAMIENTO OF SAN FELIPE
DE AUSTIN, 1828-1832
EDITED BY EUGENE C. BARKER
The Ayunto. also passed the following resolution that Whereas
it has come to the knowledge of this ayunto. by persons of much
respectability that Nelson Smith and John Peterson have been
guilty of giving information to Hiram Friley while hid in the
woods calculated and for the purpose of defeating the exertions
of the ayuntamto. in their attempts to suppress crime and appre-
hend the criminal the sd. Friley the ayto. order that the Empre-
sario Stephen F. Austin be recommended to withhold from the
said Smith and Peterson the titles for the land which as settlers
they are to receive until they can by the Ayunto. be notified to
come forward, and clear up the charges, and the ayunto adopt a
further resolution relative thereto. And also the Ayuntamto on ac-
count of information relative to the conduct of John Partin charges
of committing some improper depredations in the property of others
ordered that in like manner the sd Empresario be requested to
withold the title for the land which as a settler said Partin was
to have recd until he be notified to appear in like manner before
the Ayuntamto. and clear up the charges, and the ayunto. adopt a
further resolution relative thereto The Ayunto then ordered
that the prest. issue the said notice to sd. individuals to appear
with the least possible delay, before the body for the purposes be-
fore expressed, and the [p. 69] body then rose from the secret
In open session an account was presented to the body by the
president for sundry charges and expences incurred by him in the
administration of public business amounting to the sum of Forty
dollars and 26/100 which was admitted by the Ayunto. and the
amt ordered to be placed to his credit.
The Ayuntamto. then discussed the propriety and necessity of
forming a new and general rate of ferriage thro'out the jurisdic-
tion and after mature deliberation the following resolution and
rates of ferriage was adopted and ordered to be published. (For
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