Stephen F Austin to Unknown, 09-13-1835
Summary: Resolutions on state of the country, endorsing consultation, and appointing committee of safety
meeting at san felipe
In pursuance of previous public notice, a large and highly respectable
meeting of the citizens of the Jurisdiction of Austin, convened at Johnson
& Winburn's Tavern, in San Felipe, on the
Resolved, 1st- That we will support the constitution of the Mexican
Republic of Resolved, 2nd- That we recommend a consultation chosen by the people. Resolved, 4th- That a committee of vigilance and safety for the
Jurisdiction of Austin, be appointed to order and superintend the election for
delegates of this Jurisdiction, and to correspond with the committees of
the other Jurisdictions.
In pursuance of the 4th resolution the meeting then proceeded to the election of members of the committee of Vigilance and Safety. Whereupon Capt. Wiley Martin, Colonel William Pettus, Gail Borden, Jr., John H. Money, Randal Jones and Stephen F. Austin were unanimously elected.
On motion, W. B. Travis, Esq. it was
And then the meeting adjourned.
Patrick C: Jack,
Committee Room, San Felipe,
The undersigned, a Committee of correspondence and vigilance,
appointed by a very large and general Meeting of the citizens of the
Jurisdiction of Austin, convened at this place on the
This Committee deem it to be entirely unnecessary, to enter into a long statement of facts, to shew why a general consultation of all Texas is indispensible, for the reason that the present crisis is so evident and alarming,, that no one appears to doubt it.
This necessity seems to be so evident and pressing, that a general
consultation of Texas, with full and unlimited power, to organize a local
Government, under the constitution of
Such a measure and the necessary rules and regulations for directing
elections and apportioning the representation equally, according to the
population, the place where, and the time when the Convention ought to
meet, and other important details can only be determined by all Texas
met in general Consultation. The measures which may be adopted by such
General Consultation will carry with them the weight of being the
of all Texas instead of the opinion of a few. They will be the result of
calm discussion and of a full and mature deliberation and examination
into the true situation of the country, and cannot fail to produce unanimity
at home, respect and confidence abroad.
This Committee deem it to be important that the just and legal rights of the civilized Indians should be protected, but not having any certain information on this subject, they can only recommend it to your consideration.
Some diversity of opinion has existed, as to the place where the
proposed consultation should meet. This place and Washington have been
proposed. The meeting of
This committee must beg of you to communicate without delay, with the People on Red River, in Pecan Point country, and request them to send members to the proposed General Consultation. They are Texans, and their interests and rights are identified with those of all Texas.
This committee in conclusion, recommend that the delegation from each district, bring with them an exact census of the population, and return of the Militia from their districts, to lay before the General Consultation.
Your Fellow Citizens.
A true copy
Patrick C. Jack,