was not present, and hold the same subject to his order.
These three expeditions constituted the plan of operations by that committee, relying much for their peaceable execution upon the favorable action of General Twiggs
The appointees promptly set about the performance of the duties confided to them.
While these things were being performed by the committee of public safety, there was a harmonious correspondence between the legislature and the convention in whatever was necessary to the common design for immediate State action by a convention.
The convention was also in regular session.
Most of its proceedings related to other committees that had been appointed, and to subjects of a political character and not pertaining to military operations, which need not be given at length in this history.
The convention provided for submitting the ordinance of secession to a vote of the people, for the mode of election and the return of the votes to the convention.
This was followed in the action of the legislature on the same subject.
On the same day a committee was appointed to prepare an address to the people of Texas
, as follows: John Henry Brown
, George Flournoy
, Prior Lea
, Malcolm D. Gresham
, A. P. Wiley
and J. A. Wilcox
The address was prepared, signed by the members of the convention and published.
On February 4th a resolution was passed for the election by the convention of seven delegates to the convention of Southern States at Montgomery
Those chosen were John H. Reagan
, Louis T. Wigfall
, John Hemphill
, T. N. Waul
, John Gregg
, W. S. Oldham
and Wm. B. Ochiltree
An ordinance was passed to secure the friendship and co-operation of Arizona
and New Mexico
, also of the Choctaw
, Creek, Seminole
and Cherokee Indians
and P. T. Herbert
were sent to the two territories, and James Bourland
and Chas. A. Hamilton
to the Indian
tribes, as commissioners.