1.16 Somervell, Alexander and David G. Burnet, 14 June 1836

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Proclamation

Whereas several Officers were appointed in the Army and Navy of Texas by the late provisional Government and also by the Govern= ment who have not entered upon the discharge of their duties: And as some Commissions have been issued to persons to whom no corres= ponding comments could be given: And as the spirit of our free institutions and the financial interests of the Country equally forbid the exis= tence of any Sinecure Office:

Now Therefore I David G Burnet, President of the Republic of Texas, by and with the advice and consent of the Cabinet, do order and decree and it is hereby Ordered & decreed, that all such Commissions heretofor issued and all appointments heretofore made of persons not now in actual service or Com= mand (except such as have leave of absence) are from and after the publication of this proclamation, revoked, annulled and of no effect.

And it is further Ordered & decreed, that all officers now in Service or Command in the Army or Navy of Texas, do forthwith transmit to the proper department, copies of their Commissions accompanied with a state ment of the service in which they are engaged in order that a full and complete list may be filed in the respective offices

Done at Velasco this 14th day of July A.D. 1836

A Somervell David G Burnet Sec. of War [His Scroll] [His Scroll]

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Presidents Proclamation About Officers- not on duty

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