History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 19 of 227
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and that hereditary succession, and all titles emanating
from the Emperor, were null; and that all the acts of
the last Government were illegal; and that, finally,
Iturbide was forever banished from the Mexican terri.
tory, but that he should receive annually $25,000, (pro.
vided he resided in Italy,) and that after his death his
family should have an annual pension of $8000.
On the 17th of June, 1823, Congress decreed that a
new Constituent Congress should be elected by the
people, for the express purpose of adopting the form of
government, forming the Constitution, and organizing
the nation, agreeably to the will of the people.
On the 19th of the same month, Congress passed a
resolution directing the Supreme Executive Power to
inform the people that the existing Congress were in
favor of a Federal Republican system of Government.
The first Congress closed its sessions on the 30th of
October, and the second, elected in virtue of the decree
of the 17th of June, openel its sessions on the 5th of
November. On the 31st of January, 1824, Congress
decreed the Act of Confederation, by which the Federal
system was formally adopted as the basis of the Govern
In the course of the year 1824 several insurrections
broke out; one of which, headed by Echavani and
Hernandez, was quelled by Guerrero; another, headed
by Lobato, the object of which was to compel Congress
to dismiss European Spaniards from office, was also
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/19/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .