The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 485
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Proceedings of the Convention of Texas.
On motion of Mr. MlcFarland, it was resolved, that a committee of
seven members be appointed, to recommend some uniform mode of organizing
the militia of Texas.
WAhereupon, the following persons were appointed to compose said
William iMcFarland, W. Hanks, N. Clay, J. E. Groce, J. Austin, George
Sutherland.-On motion, F. W. Johnson, and J. K. Looney were added
to said committee.
On motion of Mr. Beauchamp, it was resolved, that a committee of five
members be appointed, to petition to the State Government to pass a law
authorizing the people of Texas (whose native language is English) to
have all their transactions, and obligations, written in the English language,
except those which have an immediate connection with Government.
Whereupon, the following were appointed to compose said committee:
Thomas D. Beauchamp, Jared E. Groce, James Kerr, C. S. Taylor, Ira
On motion of Mr. Taylor, it was resolved, that a committee of five be
appointed to memorialize the State Government, on the subject of lands
granted to, and petitioned for, by the North American tribes of Indiansso
as to remove much anxiety evinced by them, which is founded on mis7
Whereupon, the following members were appointed to form said committee:
Charles S. Taylor, W. MlcFarland, Jonas Harison, Wyly Martin, John
Austin.-On motion, P. Sublett, J. M3. Bradly, and W. Hanks were added.
On motion of Mr. Beanchamp, the Convention adjourned until 3
o'clock P. M.
The Convention met agreeably to adjournment.
Mr. Groce, Chairman of the committee to whom was referred the resolution
on the Tariff, reported the following petition.
To tze Gecneral Congsress of the Unifted MJexican States:
The inhabitants of Texas, assembled in general Convention, by means
of delegates, at the town of San Felipe de Austin, respectfully represent,
that the duties on articles of the first necessity to the inhabitants, which
are not, and cannot be, manufactured in Texas, for several years to come,
are so high as to be equivalent to a total prohibition: that many other
articles which are prohibited by the Tariff, are of the first necessity to the
settlers of Texas; and as the people, in this section of the Republic, are
yet almost without resources, and are generally farmers who make their
support by cultivaing the land, and have no manufacturing establishments
yet erected within the limits of Texas-they respectfully petition
the General Government, to grant for three years, the privilege of of introducing
free of duty, such articles as are indispensible to the prosperity
of Texas; among which, this Convention beg leave to enumerate the following,
viz: Provisions, Iron
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