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[Psychologically, in the following, looking front and rear at the same time; returning to original state of unrest, asserting that they "eamnestly desire peace,” yet rapidly facing the other way, taking a definite step towards preparations for a crisis.] MEETING OF THE AYUNTAMIENTO OF COLUMBIA (JULY II).
.. Therefore it is deemed expedient by this body to take prompt and efficient measures to open an immediate correspondence with the Mexican authorities, that they be informed of the true sentiments of a great majority of the people of this Department and as soon as practicable that of all Texas.
Resolved, That a special committee of five citizens of this Jurisdiction be appointed and commissioned with full powers to act for this Ayuntamiento during the present crisis ; they will proceed immediately to San Felipe and present the recommendations and resolutions of this body to the Political Chief of this Department and also to the Chairman of a public meeting, which will be held in the town of Austin, on Tuesday, the 14th inst., furthermore to take such measures as to open a correspondence with the authorities (either civil or military) of the Federal Government of Mexico, particularly to the Ayuntamiento of this Department and Political Chiefs of other Departments of Texas, and adopt such other measures as they may think best calculated to promote the welfare of Texas, always bearing in mind that we earnestly desire peace—they will further bear in mind that we are satisfied that the present commotion cannot be quieted, nor any lasting good obtained except by a commutation of all the people of Texas in general council, which they will earnestly endeavor to bring about with the utmost expedition; also that we deem it necessary that the most prompt steps be taken to procure peace provided it can be obtained. They will correspond with this body from time to time as they may think necessary-and if practicable, a majority of their number will remain in the capital of this Department until some definite plan is adopted.
Resolved, That citizens John A. Wharton, Jas. F. Perry, Jos. H. Bell, Sterling McNeel, and James Night compose said Committee, and that the President of this board be requested to notify them of their appointment, also to delegate them with such authority as will enable them to communicate the above resolution. God and Liberty.
A. BRIGHAM, President of the Ayuntamiento.
AYUNTAMIENTO OF CỌLUMBIA TO CHAIRMAN OF The San
FELIPE MEETING. Ayuntamiento of the Jurisdiction of Columbia :
To the Chairman of the meeting in San Felipe on the 14th of July, 1835:
The Ayuntamiento of Columbia has thought proper to address you this communication and to send you five confidential citizens (viz., John A. Wharton, Sterling McNeel, James F. Perry, Josiah H. Bell, and James Night), to represent this Jurisdiction and to confer with you touching the matters of public concern, which now agitate the country, confidently hoping that your united efforts will devise some plan to secure to this (thus far) ill-fated country the substantial benefits of peace, law, and government.
This Ayuntamiento would represent to you that the citizens of this Jurisdiction hold themselves to be true, faithful, loyal and unoffending Mexican citizens; that they do not violate the laws and constitution of the land, nor will they countenance others in doing it. This Ayuntamiento can see no end to present commotions until the people of Texas are consulted in General meeting, which said meeting they carnestly recommend to be called without further cause of delay. They believe from recent events and from the many false rumors that have abused the ears of the Mexican authorities that there is a great danger of the citizens of Texas being brought into conflict with the Federal Troops of Mexico, an event which they view with feelings but little short of horror. They believe it highly necessary, in order to secure the peace, that a deputation should be sent to the Mexican authorities, bearing communications from the people of Texas, and to make every honorable effort to secure peace. They are willing to raise their part of the funds to defray the expenses of the deputation; and in conclusion tender you their most hearty co-operation in support of measures calculated to promote the public weal. God and Liberty.
ASA BRIGHAM, Pres. of the Ayuntamiento.
W. H. SLEDGE, Secretary. (From the Texas Republican, Jul y18, 1835.
COLUMBIA COMMITTEE TO THE COLUMBIA AYUNTAMIENTO.
The Columbia committee, writing from San Felipe, July 15, 1835, say that they in conjunction with the committee of San Felipe have thought proper to issue to the people such information as they have. They believe that there is no just cause to expect an invasion of Texas from the Federal forces. "In a few days they will be joined by committees from other parts of this department, at which time they will make a full exposition of the affairs of Texas. In the meantime we recommend to our fellow-citizens peace, union, moderation, and a strict adherence to the laws and constitution of the land." Committee of Columbia :
J. H. BELL,
Committee of San Felipe :
J. W. KINNEY,
[Still more doubtful below, afraid to do anything, a reaction clear back to early symptoms of dissatisfaction.]
CALL FOR A MEETING AT COLUMBIA (JULY 30, 1835).
The undersigned, impelled by the present confused state of affairs, recommend to their Fellow-Citizens of the Jurisdiction of Columbia, to assemble at the town of Columbia on Thursday, 30th July, in order to express their sentiments in regard to the importance of having a convention of all Texas, through her representatives, for the purpose of restoring peace and confidence.
WM. H. WHARTON,
W. G. HILL.
The Texas Republican, of August 8, 1835, says: "The meeting of Thursday, 30th ult., at Columbia, was dissolved without doing any business, and Sunday, 16th inst., appointed for a general meeting to accomplish that which the first meeting resolved on—a convention."
In another notice of the same date the editor says: “The committee of safety dissolved without calling a convention, and great dissatisfaction prevails.”
(To be continued.)
EARLY QUAKER RECORDS IN VIRGINIA.
William oudelant & Christian his wife Their Childrens Nativity Recorded as folloeth:
Cornelius: oudelant was borne ye eaight day of ye 5th mo 1681.
And died ye 15 of ye 6th moth following.
Thomas Jordan ye sonn of Thomas Jordan of Chuckatuck in ye county of Nansemun & Elizabeth Burgh ye daughter of william Burgh decesed did propound their Marriage before a meeting of men & women frends at ye house of frances Denson one ye westeron Branch of ye county aforesd ye: 6th day of ye 6th month last and coming before ye Meeting ye second time in his fathers howse did publish their marriage againe one the: thirteenth day of ye seventh month last and were married in ye howse of his father at a meeting apointed for yt purpose on this sixt day of ye tenth month in ye year 1679. Witnesses: