The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 35
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Texas Failure to Send a Deputy to the Spanish Cortes 35
a native son to the Cortes and that no native was capable of
fulfilling the position. When they refused to certify the election,
the other members had no recourse. The majority of those taking
part in the election appealed to the audiencia of Guadalajara for
approval of Jose Clemente Arocha as deputy and presented a
written statement of his qualifications, which certainly seemed to
fit all the requirements of the position. Only the failure of the
majority of the council to approve the action and to assume the
necessary financial burden of having a representative prevented
Texas from actively participating in the Cortes.
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