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In the fall of many Texans, both Anglo-American colonists and Tejanos, concluded that liberalism and republicanism in Mexico, as reflected in its Constitution ofwere dead. As dissension and discord mounted in Texas, both on the military front and at the seat of the provisional government of the Consultation at San Felipe, the colonists agreed that another popular assembly was needed to chart a course of action.
On December 10,the General Council of the provisional government issued a call for an election on February 1,to choose forty-four delegates to assemble on March 1 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. These delegates represented the seventeen Texas municipalities and the small settlement at Pecan Point on the Red River.
The idea of independence from Mexico was growing. The Consultation sent Branch T. Wharton, and Stephen F. Austin to the United States to solicit men, money, supplies, and sympathy for the Texas cause.
At New Orleans, in early January ofthe agents found enthusiastic support, but advised that aid would not be forthcoming so long as Texans squabbled over whether to sustain the Mexican constitution.
They then proceeded to Washington and separated: Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The convention held at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 1,was quite different from the Consultation.
Forty-one delegates were present at the opening session, and fifty-nine individuals attended the convention at some time. Only ten of the delegates had been in Texas by A majority were from other places-primarily from the United States, but also from Europe.
Two-thirds of the delegates were not yet forty years old. Several had broad political experience. Richard Ellisrepresenting the Red River district and president of the convention, and Martin Parmer of San Augustine, had participated in constitutional conventions in Alabama and Missourirespectively.
Houston was chosen commander in chief of the revolutionary army and left the convention early to take charge of the forces gathering at Gonzales. He had control of all troops in the field-militia, volunteers, and regular army enlistees.
The convention delegates knew they must declare independence-or submit to Mexican authority. If they chose independence they had to draft a constitution for a new nation, establish a strong provisional government, and prepare to combat the Mexican armies invading Texas.
On March 1 George C. Childresswho had recently visited President Jackson in Tennessee, presented a resolution calling for independence. At its adoption, the chairman of the convention appointed Childress to head a committee of five to draft a declaration of independence.
When the committee met that evening, Childress drew from his pocket a statement he had brought from Tennessee that followed the outline and main features of the United States Declaration of Independence. The next day, March 2, the delegates unanimously adopted Childress's suggestion for independence.
Ultimately fifty-eight members signed the document.
Thus was born the Republic of Texas. Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, The convention declared all able-bodied men ages seventeen to fifty liable for military duty and offered land bounties of to 1, acres for service from three months to one year.
Those men who left Texas to avoid military service, refused to participate, or gave aid to the enemy would forfeit their rights of citizenship and the lands they held in the republic.
The convention also halted public land sales and closed the land offices. With the declaration of independence, the chairman appointed one person from each municipality to a committee to draft a constitution. If one individual can be designated the "father of the Texas Constitution," it should be David Thomaswho chaired the committee, spoke for the group, and put the draft together.
The convention adopted the document about midnight on March It provided for a unitary, tripartite government consisting of a legislature, an executive, and a judiciary. The arrangement was more like that of a state than a federal system of states bound together by a central government.
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Austin, was born in Galveston on January 10, , the third of four children of . The Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas The documents in this section come from the publication edited by George Garrison, and include correspondence of the Republic of Texas government with foreign governments--and among Texas diplomats--that concerned slavery.
The James F. Perry Papers This collection of . The Texas Slavery Project is a digital history project created by Andrew J.
Torget, currently Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Texas. It aims to explore the expansion of slavery between the years and in the lands in and around what would eventually become the state of Texas.
The Austin Papers are composed primarily of the collected personal and official records of Moses Austin and Stephen F. Austin, documenting an era in Texas history marked by increased Anglo colonization, strained relations with the Mexican government, the Texas Revolution, and eventually the founding of the Republic of Texas.