Election for delegates to attend the Convention of 1836, February 1, 1836
This document is an election return from February 1, 1836. On that date, each settlement in Texas voted on delegates to the Convention of 1836, which would begin meeting on March 1 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The Convention of 1836 wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence, prepared a constitution, organized an interim government, and named Sam Houston commander-in-chief before hastily adjourning on March 17 to respond to Santa Anna's invading army.
This return was taken in the Alamo fortress, and is sometimes called the "Alamo muster roll," as it is one of the rare pieces of documentary evidence that definitively places individuals at the scene of the Alamo prior to the siege.
Election for delegates to attend the Convention of 1836, February 1, 1836. Texas Secretary of State, Election Division, Election Returns (county-by-county.) Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.