Stephen F Austin to Members of Consultation, 10-10-1835

Summary: Transmitting resolutions of the army asking that meeting of the consultation be delayed until November 1.

Gonzales. October 10th 1835.

I herewith enclose you the resolutions adopted by the members elect of the General Consultation and of the officers of the army of the people now at this place, by which the members of the consultation who meet on the 18th [15th] will be informed of the wishes of those who are with the army and also of the officers. The recommendations contained in the resolutions were adopted after the most mature discussion with but one dissenting voice.

It is expected that a definitive organization of the army will take place today and that the line of March will be taken up tomorrow for Bexar.

S. F. Austin Chairman of meeting

To the members of the General Consultation who meet on the 15 Instant.


Resolved That the chairman of this meeting be instructed to address the members of the consultation, requesting all of them who can to repair to the Camp of the Volunteers armed and equipped for battle and when so assembled if war is necessary to aid in fighting the battles of the country— but if their services can be spared from the field to determine on holding the Consultation at such time and place as the majority of the members may agree upon.

Resolved, That if any portion of the members of the convention meet at the time and place appointed and find it impracticable to repair to the camp as invited in the foregoing resolution that they be requested even if they amount to a quo[r]um to adjourn from day to day and suspend all action until the 1st November

Adopted—October 10. 1835