Letter from Ramon Musquiz, March 1831, Bexar, Goliad [Translation]

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Musquiz, Ramon, 1797-?, Carta de Ramon Musquiz, marzo 1831, Bejar, Goliad (March 8, 1831)

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Title: Letter from Ramon Musquiz, March 1831, Bexar, Goliad [Translation]
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Author: Musquiz, Ramon, 1797-?
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Translation: This document is an English translation of the "Carta de Ramon Musquiz, marzo 1831, Bejar, Goliad." Translated by Lorena Gauthereau-Bryson. The language of the original document is Spanish.
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Description: Concerning the town’s budget, tax revenues and extraordinary expenses. 2 pp.
Source(s): Musquiz, Ramon, 1797-?, Carta de Ramon Musquiz, marzo 1831, Bejar, Goliad (March 8, 1831)
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Head of the Department of Bejar._

[Transcriber's Note: in different handwriting from the rest:]

that sends through the next mail the proposed ordinary expenditures and regarding any extraordinary expenditures, it is heard that a reference will be made with the other judgments through the other correspondence that stop for the opportune and claims of the rights of these Citizens. _____

N. March 8 [1]831
Answering with the no. 41.

The budget for [expenditures] that [...] the City Council must form with [illeg.] of the Party Leader, must be reduced to ordinary expenditures that have been approved. In this capacity, I return last year’s general budget formed by the City Council to you so that it can be edited with a complete change as stipulated in the first section of article 134 of Law no. 37 of 13 of June [1]827 and, with respect to the extraordinary expenditures that include the construction of a house prison [illeg.] and other public buildings that are needed in that Village, it is necessary to consult the Government’s approval for the expenditures that [illeg.] form the primary individual budgets that are very detailed in regards to this Leadership and similarly propose extraordinary judgments that are necessarily established, [illeg.] that those which contain the


by-laws of that municipality have been produced, until now, only to cover up the precise expenditures of that corporation. It is regarding these details that the City Council must be prepared to fix the second part of the article of the current Law.

God and Liberty Bejar
March 9, 1831
Ramon Musquiz
To the constitutional Citizen Mayor of the Village of Goliad }

Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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