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the quiet and safety of the community in which we reside, we have full faith that your commission will so act as to bring about results which may prevent a collision between the troops of Texas and those of the Federal Government.

We are, gentlemen, very respectfully, your obedient servants,

D. H. VINTON,

Quartermaster, U. S. Army,

S. MACLIN,

Paymaster, U. S. Army,

R. H. K. WHITELEY,

Captain of Ordnance,

Commissioners on the part of the United States.

Messrs. THOMAS J. DEVINE,

SAMUEL A. MAVERICK,

P. N. LUCKETT,

Commissioners on the part of the Convention of the People of Texas.

A note was ordered and sent, inviting the commissioners on the part of the people of Texas to meet the military commission at General Twiggs' office to-morrow morning, February 16, 1861, at 11 o'clock.

Adjourned.

The military commission met pursuant to adjournment, and finding that during the past night the town of San Antonio had been invaded by armed bodies of Texans, who had seized the property belonging to the United States, it was deemed that no further proceedings on the part of the commission would be of any avail, and they therefore respectfully submit their proceedings at this point for the consideration of the major-general commanding the department, and adjourned sine die.

D. H. VINTON,

Major and Quartermaster.

SACKFIELD MACLIN,

Paymaster, U. S. Army.

R. H. K. WHITELEY,

Captain of Ordnance,

Military Commission.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS,

San Antonio, February 16, 1861.

Approved.

D. E. TWIGGS,

Brevet Major-General, U. S. Army.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

SAN ANTONIO, February 9, 1861.

GENTLEMEN: I inclose for your perusal copies taken by me carefully of certified copies shown to General Twiggs two days ago, viz:

Joint resolution of the legislature concerning the Convention.

Resolutions of Convention on committee of public safety.

Resolution of Convention on committee of public safety.

Resolution of committee of public safety for four commissioners.

Commission and powers of the four commissioners.

Respectfully, your servant,

S. A. MAVERICK,

One of the Commissioners.

Major VINTON,

Major MACLIN,

Captain WHITELEY,

Board, &c.