The Convention of 1832 was held in San Felipe de Austin. 55 delegates, none of whom were Tejano, represented sixteen districts and met from October 1 through October 6, 1832. San Fernando de Bexar (San Antonio) and Victoria did not send delegates to the convention. Delegates from la Bahia (Goliad) arrived after the meeting was over, but they still approved what had been done.
Stephen F. Austin was elected president of the convention and Francis W. Johnson was elected the secretary. The convention came up with some resolutions, including:
After some discussion, the delegates passed the terms of the convention. William H. Wharton, joined by Rafael Manchola, was selected to present the terms to the Mexican Congress and state legislature of Coahuila and Texas.
The resolutions were never presented however. San Antonio’s refusal to cooperate with the convention made it seem like the colonists from the United States were the only ones who were unhappy. The political chief of the province, Ramon Musquiz, ruled that the meeting was had been illegal. Austin thought that the petition for statehood was happening too soon.
Source: Convention of 1832
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