The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 273
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Minutes of the Ayu.ntamiento of San Felipe de Austin 273
No other business appearing at this time before this body, it
adjourn'd to meet again in course of the law.
Secy pro tem
[p. 41] In the town of Austin on the 27th day of Sept. 1830.35
The President Thomas Barnett and the other individuals compos-
ing the Ayuntamto of this Municipality having met in the Hall
of their sessions an official letter of the Deputies Ignacio Sendejas
Rafael Manchola, Jose Maria Aragon, and Jose Maria Balmaceda
relative to the proceedings that took place on the 1st of this month
in the Capital of the State, and asking this Body to, manifest
their opinion, whether the aforesaid Deputies have become unde-
serving of the public confidence as Deputies, was read. Also an
official comunication from the Hons. Ayunto. of the City of Leona
Vicario [Saltillo] was read, on the same subject, accompanied with
a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held in that city on the
1st inst. and a copy of the representation which in consequence of
said meeting, the Ayunto. of said City has made to the H. Legis-
lature of this state.36
1. Having seen all these documents, and having discussed and
meditated the subject with the calm and deliberation which it de-
serves, so much for its weighty importance, as for the high re-
3C.hronologically this minute should follow the proceedings of Septem-
ber 13 (above, page 194) but the order of the original is here preserved.
Perhaps the incident described in the next entry, for the session of Oc-
tober 5, may explain the confusion in the original record.
"On September 1, 1830, the ayuntamiento of Saltillo and several other
persons declared the above deputies unworthy of confidence and petitioned
the Legislature for their removal. At the same time they asked that
Senator Carillo's election to the National Congress be set aside. The
Legislature referred the petition to, a committee, which on September
15 reported in favor of the expulsion of Balnimaceda and Sendejas. The
Legislature adopted the report and passed a decree of expulsion on the
18th. The Governor vetoed it as unconstitutional on the 27th and the
Legislature passed it the next day over his veto.-Teas Gazette, October
The ayuntamiento of Saltillo acted under a declaration of the Plan
of Jalapa, which said that "those functionaries should be removed, against
whom the general opinion had expressed itself." The ayuntamiento of
San Felipe disapproved of the proceedings of the ayuntamiento of Sal-
tillo and urged observance of the Constitution. The letter to the ayun-
tamiento of Saltillo, though signed by Barnett as President of the ayun-
tamiento of San Felipe, was written by Austin, who was called on to
handle this political crisis.-See Austin Papers of September 27, 1830.
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