The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 86
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86 The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the practice of Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery within this juris-
The Ayto. adjourned til the next meeting.
Thos. Barnett Prest.
Thos. J. Gazley Secy Pro Tern
[p. 55] Mionday 3 May 1830-The Ayuntamiento met.--
Present Thomas Barnett Alcalde President, II. I-I. League let
Regidor, Jesse H. Cartwright 2nd Regidor, and Wm. Pettus Sin-
Churchill Fulcher, constitutional successor of the late 4th
Regidor Abraham H. Phillips deed took the oath prescribed by
law and assumed his seat as one of this body.
It was ordered, H. H. League 1st Regidor dissenting, that Mfr.
J. G. Holthans [IHoltham] be appointed and he is hereby appointed
Secretary of this Ayuntamiento for the remainder of the present
year, and that his Salary be fixed at the rate of five hundred Dol-
lars per annum, payable out of the municipal fund quarterly.
It was ordered-that all proceedings heretofore had by this
Ayuntamiento relative to land claims referred to them by the
Commissioners and Empresario of Austin's Colonies, and all or-
ders and resolutions made by this body, concerning the same be
and are hereby declared null and of no effect.
On motion of H. H. League, 1st Regidor, the following Reso-
lution was adopted-"The Ayuntamiento of this Municipality hav-
ing been called upon by the Empresario and Commissioners of
Austin's colony to ascertain and report how far certain individ-
uals had complied with their duty as settlers in said Colony,
according to the requisitions of the Colonization Laws, and know-
ing, as each member of this body does know, the great privations
hardships and sufferings that the Settlers have been compelled to
[p. 56] encounter in settling an uncultivated wilderness and that
from the beginning of the Settlement the Citizens have been com-
pelled to perform many campaigns in order to ward off' the dep-
redations of hostile Indians, by which they have been compelled
to neglect the improvement and cultivation of their lands, and
that many families have been broken up and many lives lost
among those who have attempted to improve their lands on the
frontiers, by hostile Indians, but the same individuals have been
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