Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation, Provisional Government of Texas and the Convention, Which Assembled at Washington March 1, 1836. Page: 28
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That the Governor, by and with the advice and consent
of the Council, shall nominate and appoint to the command
of said vessels, officers of good character, courage
and ability as naval tacticians. And the said vessels,
when so fitted out, manned and equipped for naval operations,
shall rendezvous in Galveston Bay, and the comianders
thereof report to the Governor for further ordcrs.
Passed at San Felipe de Austin, Nov. 25, 1835.
(Signed) JAMES W. ROBINSON,
Lieut. Gov. and ex-offiico Pres't of G. C,
E. M. PEASE,
Sec'y of Gen. Council.
Approved, November 27, 1835.
C. B. STEWART,
Scc'y to Executive, Recorder, &c.
An Ordinance regulating the Militia.
SEC. 1. Be it resolved and decreed, and it is hereby resolved
and decreed by the General Council of the Provisional
Government of Texas, That every free white able-bodied
male inhabitant, over sixteen and under fifty years of
age, shall be subject to Militia Duty.
SEC. 2. Be it further resolved and decreed, 4c., That
there shall be appointed by the Governor in each and
every Municipality, three Commissioners who shall, and
it is hereby made their duty to lay off and divide, as soon
as practicable, the said Municipality into Militia Precincts,
having reference, as -nearly as may be, to those
already laid off and acknowledged heretofore; and shall
immediately thereafter proclaim, publish and post the
same at the head or rendezvous of such precinct, for at
least ten days; and the said Commissioners, at the time
of the publication aforesaid, shall give twenty days notice
in the said precincts, that an election will be held
for one Captain, one Lieutenant and one Second Lieutenant
for said Militia Precinct.
SEC. 3. Be it further ordained and decreed, 4fc., That
the said Commissioners shall appoint three good and
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Texas (Republic). Secretary of State. Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation, Provisional Government of Texas and the Convention, Which Assembled at Washington March 1, 1836., book, 1838; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45353/m1/28/?q=white: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .