The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 391
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us in electing delegates to a Convention, at the time and in the
mode recommended by the good people of Harris county.
Resolved, That a Convention of the People of Texas is expe-
dient and necessary, to consult upon and devise the best mode,
and the measure of resistance; and to procure the sanction of the
sovereign State of Texas thereto.
Resolved, That the following plan for the election of Delegates
to a Convention, be adopted for Galveston County, and recom-
mended to our sister counties, unless a different plan and time
for election be proclaimed by the Governor or Legislature, viz:
1st. That the Convention be held at the city of Austin, on
the 4th Monday of January, A. D. 1861.
2nd. That each Representative District established by the
apportionment act of 186o elect double the number of delegates
that it is entitled to elect Representatives to the Legislature under
3d. That the officers specified in said act, for ordering and
receiving returns of elections, (or if they refuse or fail, then any
Chief Justice or County Commissioner of the District) be re-
quested to order the election, to be held on the 8th day of
January, 1861, and to receive the returns and give certificates
of election, as prescribed in the act regulating elections for
Representatives; and that in any District which may not be
able to elect its delegates at the time named, said officers be
requested to order and hold an election on a more convenient
Resolved, That James P. Cole, the Chief Justice of Galveston
County, be and is hereby requested to order an election of
Delegates to represent this District in the proposed Convention,
in pursuance of the foregoing resolutions.
By order of the Committee of Safety and Correspondence.
GuY M. BRYAN,
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