War of the Rebellion: Serial 001 Page 0512 OPERATIONS IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO. Chapter VII.

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for all military, medical, commissary, and ordnance stores, arms, munitions of war, and public moneys, &c., under his control, within the limits of the State of Texas, exercising all due discretion for the securing and safe-deeming of the same, to be held by your without loss or injury, subject to the orders of the committee of public safety, and in obedience to the provisions of such rules as the Convention may prescribe.

Witness my hand and the order of the committee of safety. done at the city of Austin, theirs 5th day of February, 1861.

JOHN C. ROBERTSON,

Chairman of Committee of Public Safety.

Attest:

THOS. S. LUBBOCK.

JOHN A. GREEN.

[Inclosure No. 5.]

Resolved, By the People of the State of Texas, by delegates in Convention assembled, That should the standing committee of publish safety deem it essential to the public safety to appoint commissioners, officers, or persons, in reference to taking possession of any of the Federal property within the limits of this State, they shall have power to appoint such, and assign to them their duties, and give them the instructions under which they shall act; but this power shall only extend to such cases in which the committee may deem prompt action and secrecy absolutely necessary.

That a copy of this resolution, signed by the president of this Convention, and the appointment and instructions signed by the Honorable J. C. Robertson, chairman of said committee, shall be full authority to the person or persons acting under the same, and a full justification for all acts done in pursuance thereof.

Done by the People of Texas, in Convection assembled, by their delegates, at the city of Austin, this 2nd February, A. D. 1861.

O. M. ROBERTS,

President of the Convention.

Attest:

JOHN A. GREEN.

[Inclosure No. 6.]

Resolved, That Samuel A. Maverick, Thomas J. Devine, Philip N. Luckett, and James H. Rogers be appointed commissioners to confer with General D. W. Twiggs with regard to the public arms, stores, munitions of war, &c., under his control, and belonging to the United States, with power to demand in the name of the People of the State of Texas, and that said commissioners be clothed with full power to carry into effect the powers herein delegated, and retain possession of said arms, munitions, stores, &c., subject to the order of the Convention of the People of the State of Texas, and report their acts and doings in the premises to the committee of public safety.

I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the resolution adopted by the committee of public safety on the 4th day of February, 1861.

Witness my hand, this 4th day of February, A. D. 1861.

JOHN C. ROBERTSON,

Chairman of Committee of Public Safety.

Attest:

THOS. S. LUBBOCK,

JOHN A. GREEN.