The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 76
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be and is hereby authorized to issue to citizen Franklin Lewis
in the name of the body such certificate as in the opinion of the
prest may be necessary to secure to him his rights, and privileges
in the effects of his deceased brother Robert Lewis who died in
Cerralvo in october last, which certificate must be countersigned
by the Secretary of the Ayuntamto. further ordered by the
Ayuntamto. that Samuel M. Williams be and is hereby invested
with the office of Secretary of the Ayuntamto with the salary of
Eight hundred dollars per annum, and that the said Williams be
allowed for the services which he has rendered as Secretary pro
tem. from the time he commenced up to the present at the same
rate, to wit at the rate of 800$ per year which salary and services
are to be paid him out of the funds of the Municipality.
On motion of the sindico procurador, it was resolved that in-
asmuch as there [p. 67] is some subjects to be discussed by the
Ayuntamto. that require a secret session, that the ayunto. close
the public session and hold a secret session to remain during the
precise time necessary for the deliberation of those subjects. the
hall was then cleared and the doors closed, when the following res-
olution was unanimously adopted.
Whereas as it has been made to appear to this Ayuntamto. by
satisfactory evidence that Noah Smithwick confessed and made
affidavit that he had assisted Hiram Friley, while lying under a
charge of murder and pending his trial, to escape from the au-
thorities of the jurisdiction of Austin, and whereas it has also
been made to appear that the said Noah Smithwick has threat-
ened the officers of the jurisdiction, declaring that he would have
satisfaction of them, and besides that for some months past the
said Noah Smithwick has been a bad citizen, constantly showing
a contempt for the municipal regulations of the jurisdiction, and
a disposition to infringe them with impunity NOW therefore this
ayuntamto. order that the said Noah Smithwick be removed from
the jurisdiction of Austin, and also recommend that he be re-
moved beyond the limits of the State of Coahuila and Texas. and
the Colonel Commandant of the Militia of this jurisdiction is re-
quested to furnish a guard sufficient to carry the above order into
execution, and see that the same is executed;"8 and further it hav-
ing come to the knowledge of this ayuntamto. that Trammel Pryor
"Smithwrik gives an account of this incident in his Etelution of a
State, 84-88 (Austin, 1000).
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