Josiah H. Bell to Stephen F. Austin, 05-01-1824

Summary: Oath to the acta constitutiva. Militia election.

Lower Settlement of the Brazos


Acording to the instructions under the date of the twentieth of April last I met the people at James B. Bailys and read the Constitutional act together with the other papers accompany [ing] it those who came forward and took this oath ware as follows James B. BailyJohn Jones-Joseph CallahanBenjamin Fowler Cornelus SmithShubeel MarshSmith BailyWm SingerSaml CarterJohn McCormickOwen H. StoutJames NelsonWm. BeryDavid ShelbyCharles JohnsonJoseph StewartPatrick DowlingJames CrunkWm PelmareDavid FrameWm RobertsJohn W. PeterJoseph DupanghJohn Bradly—we then after administering the oath proceded to Elect a Military officer James B. Baily was Elected Lieutenant to whom I handed over the instructions I had in that case

J. H. Bell

May the 1st 1824

Col Stephen F. Austin