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Republic of Texas ;" a Vice-President, Secretary of State,
Secretary at War, Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the
Treasury, and Attorney-General, whose salaries shall be
fixed and determined by the first Congress of the Republic.
3rd. Resolved-That all questions touching the powers
hereby confided to these officers, shall be decided by a majority
of said officers.
4th. Resolvedl-That the President be elected by this
Convention: and that the candidate or individual having a
majority of the whole number of votes given in, shall be, and
is hereby declared to'be duly elected.
5th. Resolved-That tile Vice-President, the aforesaid
Secretaries and Attorney-General, be elected by this Convention,
a majority of the whole number of votes being requisite
to a choice.
6th. Resolved-That the members of this body vote for
the above-named officers " viva voce."
7th. Resolved-IThat the officers so selected, be required
to take the oath prescribed by the Constitution.
8th. Resolved-That the President, by and with the
advice andl consent of a majority of his cabinet, shall have
the appointment of all officers, civil, military, and naval, for
and during the existence of the Government " ad interim."
9th. Resolved-That the Government aforesaid, shall be
invested, and they are hereby invested with full powers to
create a loan, not to exceed one million of dollars; and to
pledge the faith and credit of the Republic, and the proceeds
of the sale of the public lands, for the repayment of
the same, with the interest thereon.
10th. Resolved-That the President and his cabinet
shall ihave full power to appropriate the funds of Texas to
the defence of the country, by raising and supporting the
army and navy, making fortifications,

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