The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 180

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly

DE AUSTIN, 1828-1832
In the Town of San Felipe de Austin on the 14th day of July
1830. An extraordinary meeting of the Ayuntamto convoked by
the President thereof for the purpose of adopting measures reg-
ulating the approching electoral municipal assemblies which by
the constitution must take place on the first Sunday of next
August for the purpose of electing Twenty one Electors, who are
to vote at the Capitol of this Departmt, for Governor, Vice Govr.
two members of the State Legislature and an Elector to vote for
a Deputy in the General Congress. Present: Thomas Barnett
President.-H. H. League 1st Regidr. [p. 10] Walter C. White
2d Regidr and Win. Pettus Sindico Procuradr. The Ayuntamto
in conformity with the faculties granted them by the 49th article
of the State Constitution25 relative to the number of municipal
electoral assemblies necessary for this Jurisdiction, in order that
the citizens may convene with the greatest facility to vote, have
thot proper to order the following municipal assemblies.
1. At the Town of Austin to be presided by the Alcalde
2d At Wm. Robinsons on the Colorado to be presided by Wm
3d At Gonzales to be presided by Empreso [Empresario] De
4th At Andrew Robinsons at the LaBahia crossing, Presd. Jno.
P. Coles
5th At Lawce [Lawrence] Ramys to be presided by John Huff.
6th At Brazoria to be presided by John Austin.
7th At Harrisburgh to be presided by Saml C. Hirams.
8th At Jesse Carthwright presided by said Cartwright.
" "Art. 49. That the citizens may more conveniently attend, each ayun-
tamiento, according to the locality and population of its territory, shall
determine the number of municipal assemblies to be formed within its
limits, and the public places where they shall be holden, designating to
each the places corresponding thereto."


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