The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921 Page: 155
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Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin 155
cine without having previously obtained a licence agreeably too
said ordinances and also for a non compliance with the order of
the Ayto. to present themselves before the body at this session.
Ordered that James Whiteside and Jonathan C. Peyton be fined
each $5 for failing to comply with the provissions of the ordinances,
regulating Tavern keepers, and also for a non compliance with
the order of last meeting.
The report of the Committee appointed to draft rules and regu-
lations for the government of the patrol guard, was read and
The petition of Asa Brigham praying for special privilege tot
collect for ferriage, at the ferry kept by him at Brazoria an amount
equivalent to the former rates of ferriage to compensate him for
his trouble and expence, was read and rejected on the ground of
its being inadmissible to alter the present rates of ferriage to suit
the special convenience of any particular person and to avoid a
number of petitions from other ferries on the same subject.
The petition of John Peterson praying to be released from the
effects of the order of this body by which he is prevented from
receiving land as a colonist was read, [p. 24] in connection with
the evidence of character presented by him, and- was admitted, and
the body ordered that the Empresario S. F. Austin be notified
thereof in order that the said -Peterson may obtain his land as a
settler. A written application of Winm. T. Austin for a licence to
kIeep a public house at Brazoria was admitted and the licence or-
dered to be issued.
A petition of Stephen Richaidson praying that a title for Lot
No. 565 purchased by him be made to Henry Cheves and Thomas
CGay-prayer admitted and title ordered to be made.
On Motion of the Prest. ordered by a unanimous resolution of
the body that the amt. of tax due and arising from Town and
out Lots in this Town, and also the amount due and arrising from
the ferry at this place shall be peculiarly and specially appropriated
to the payt. of the claims due by the Ayunto. and on which the
body has passed special resolutions, a list of which the secretary
is ordered to furnish the prest. for his information and govern-
ment. And further that no claims, orders, drafts, etc. shall be-
accepted by the treasurer or tax gatherers as set offs or in payt.
of Taxes which will be due under the provissions of the Municipal'
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