The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 70
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
vagabonds or men of bad character to remain within the limits
of his colony but to cause all such to leave it, and if necessary
to drive them out by force of arms, it was resolved by -the Ayun-
tamto. that the said Empresario be officially addressed by the
Ayunto. and informed that the hereinafter described individuals
are men of notorious bad character and ought not to be permitted
to remain within the limits of [p. 58] the municipality but im-
mediately removed and are Peter Whitstine, Trammel, Pryor,
John or Jack House and Brooks Williams.
And further the ayunto. resolved that John Williams residing
near the San Antonio Road is a man of bad character, and in the
habit of harboring men notoriously infamous to the stigma and
injury to the peaceable inhabitants of the Municipality, but in-
asmuch as he is settled and has some property and improvements
about him, and much pecuniary injury might arrise by his im-
mediate removal the Ayuntamto. recommended that a further trial
be given the said Williams, but that he shall not be permitted to
receive land until it shall be satisfactorily proven to the Ayunto.
that an entire reformation of character and conduct has taken
place in sd Williams, and further the Ayunto recommended that
he be notified that whenever it comes to the knowledge of the
Ayunto. that he has about him or harbors any man of bad char-
acter that he will be instantaneously removed beyond the limits
of the jurisdiction.
The Ayunto. further resolved that whereas John Little has been
guilty of harboring Hiram Friley who fled from this town being
confined in an accusation of a capital crime-that he shall not
be permitted to receive land as a settler until it shall be satis-
factorily proven that he has reformed his conduct. And also that
this Ayuntamto. conceive it their duty to recommend the said
Empresario not to admit Washington Griffin, Henry P. Welsh
and George Welsh as settlers as in the opinion of the ayuntamto.
they are not worthy of being admitted.
The subject of the petition presented by H. H. League and
Seth Ingram being introduced the Ayuntamto. considered that
as the subject on which it treats is solely of a judicial nature the
ayuntamto. recommended it to the particular attention of the
Alcalde and that he adopt such measures relative to it as in his
judgment justice and equity may require and [p. 59] there be-
ing nothing further before the body it adjourned to Monday the
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