The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 74
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
town lots was read, and declared by the Ayuntamto. inadmissible
as the body do not conceive themselves authorized- to make dona-
tions of public property of the Municipality, and the petition
was ordered to be returned to the said Allen.
The Ayuntamto. then entered into the discussion of the pro-
priety of giving an extension of time, to that already allowed for
the improvement of certain building lots and out lots which had
been sold during the last and the present year, and it was agreed
upon by the members that the additional time of six months be
and is hereby allowed to the time previously stipulated for the
improvement of building lots and out lots which were purchased
by individuals from the ayuntamto. during the year 1829 and 1830.
An account of Thomas Davis for guarding and boarding two
criminals and for blacksmiths work in ironing criminals, was
presented to the Ayuntamto. by the [p. 64] president, and after
mature examination and discussion of the merit of the claim,
the Ayunto. ordered that, that part of the account of said Davis
in which he charges the municipality with board and guarding
Hiram Friley and for ironing him amtg the first item of 94$
and the second 8$ making 102$ be and is hereby totally rejected
on the grounds that the said Davis during the time that he had
the sd Friley under his charge was planning and devising means
for his escape from justice, that Davis was knowing to the inten-
tion of Friley's making his escape, that he furthered it as far
as was in his power, and that he made the show of delivery of
Friley to the Alcalde for no other reason than to endeavor to
secure the payment of what might be due for his services in
guarding etc. knowing at the same time that as soon as Friley
was put into the hands of another person he would break custody
the other part of Davis's a/c amtg to 42.50 was admitted.
The Ayuntamto. ordered that inasmuch as the year is very
near its close, that the Secretary prepared the necessary quar-
terly and semiannually returns which the Ayto. in conformity
with the laws are bound to transmit to the Supreme govt. of the
State, and also that the proper Statistical table be made out in
order to be transmitted to the govt. and further the Ayunto.
ordered that accounts of the funds under their administration be
made out in order to be forwarded to govt. and for the necessary
transfer to be made to the Ayto. of the approaching year
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