The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 72
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
lowing persons appeared and presented the certificates of their
nomination. Nestor Clay, Randall Jones, William Robinson,
Samuel R. 1iiller, Francis Holland, Doctor Wright, Rawson Alley,
Martin Allen, and Luke Lessassier. The following subjects were
discussed, and agreed upon as proper and necessary to be given
as instructions from the municipality to the deputies from this
department in the State Legislature at the next session of it.
first To procure the appointment of a Judge-trial by jury,
second--Donation of Land and part of the debt due by settlers
to government for land to erect a seminary of learning and em-
ployment of teachers.
third-to get a translator appointed at the seat of govt. to trans-
late Laws and decrees of the Govt.
[p. 61] fourth-To get a translator appointed to the court in
fifth-a removal of the restrictions against the sale of land-If
not permit persons to give part to have the balance secured.
Samuel M. Williams
In the town of San Felipe de Austin the 24th November 1830
At a meeting of the Ayuntamto, in extra session this day called
by the prest. the following members were present Thos Barnett
prest. Jesse H. Cartwright 2 Regidor Walter C. White 3d Regidor
and William Pettus Sindico procdr. A letter was presented to
the body by the sindico, from the Empresario Green DeWitt,
informing the Ayuntamto of the evils which afflict the inhabit-
ants of that part of the municipality on account of the frequeni,
and repeated inroads of barbarous Indians, stealing horses and
other animals, and also informing the Ayto. that those inhabitan .s
are induced to believe from circumstances that men of bad char-
actei are connected with the indians in their robberies, and have
foi purpose the acquisition of a number of horses etc. to be
carried to some other [p. 62] place for sale-And in asmuch as
it has come to the knowledge of this Ayuntamto. that-Schriers
has stated that the criminal Hiram Friley and other men of in-
famous character are connected in stealing horses which they
deposit in some place in this Colony on the frontiers The Ayun-
tamto. unanimously agreed that a Commissioner should be ap-
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