José Antonio Saucedo was a member of the ayuntamiento of San Fernando de Béxar as early as 1806. In 1812 he and Erasmo Seguín, as members of the ayuntamiento, wrote the code of rules for a school to be established in the villa. In 1823 Saucedo was acting as secretary of the ayuntamiento and signed the notices declaring Texas adherence to the Plan of Casa Mata. Saucedo served as president of the provincial deputation in 1824 and as such functioned as governor of Texas. With the establishment of the state of Coahuila and Texas in August 1824, he became political chief at Bexar and in that capacity approved the regulations for and defined the boundaries of Stephen F. Austin's colony. Saucedo was instrumental in suppressing the Fredonian Rebellion in 1827 and late in that year was replaced as political chief by Ramón Músquiz.
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- Mexican Texas
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Anonymous, “Saucedo, Jose Antonio,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 29, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/saucedo-jose-antonio.
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