Convention of 1836

Convention of 1836

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  • I Richard Ellis president of this convention think we should write the Texas Declaration of Independence 
  • Fifty four delegates began a meeting on March 1st 1836
  • However we have very little time. Who is with me?
  • We are!
  • Texas Declaration of independence                                                                                                                                                                                                    R.Ellis      
  • We are going to have an ad interim government created by you delegates until the following October
  • General elections can be held, our new Republic includes: David G. Burnet, President Lorenzo de Zavala, Vice-president Samuel P. Carson, Secretary of State Thomas J. Rusk, Secretary of War Bailey Hardeman, and Secretary of Treasury David Thomas
  • Early morning hours of March 17, following this event the news of the arrival of Santa Anna and the Mexican army is annonced
  • Now we have a newly formed government and our mission is accomplished!
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