The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938 Page: 348
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
their way to the army, defining the procedure to be used by the
volunteers in presenting their accounts to the government, and
many other matters of a similar nature.92
From this brief discussion of the military activities of the
Council, it can be seen that they made ample legislative provision
for the creation of a regular army and various auxiliary forces.
That these forces did not come into being is not the fault of the
Council alone, for it was not the duty of the legislative body to
execute its own decrees. The blame rests primarily with the dis-
turbed conditions of the time--for Texas had few provisions and
no money; and there seems ample evidence to prove that the
men placed in the most responsible positions were strangely lacking
in the ability to lead.
RALPH W. STEEN.
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.
election has been held with, or by, the volunteers now with Johnson and
if there has not been an election held, for him to order Col. Johnson to
hold one, and require a stipulated time for the volunteers to engage for,
at the same time informing them, that they cannot be under the sanction
of the government, unless they do so, - And also, to press on Col.
Fannin, the great importance of a speedy march forward, as soon as his
force, and circumstances will permit, in order to obtain the object of the
At the time this last message was written the advisory committee had
moved to Washington, and only two members-Thomson and Pattillo--
92Gammel, Laws of Texas, I, 937, 938, 1026.
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