COMMITTEES OF SAFETY AND CORRESPONDENCE
COMMITTEES OF SAFETY AND CORRESPONDENCE. Committees of Safety and Correspondence similar to those in the American Revolution were organized in Texas as early as 1832. At first these bodies were not hostile to the Mexican government. Their purpose was to secure the organization of the militia for defense against Indians. Later, they kept people in touch with developments and made possible organized, effective resistance in the Texas Revolution. On May 8, 1835, Mina (Bastrop) appointed its committee of safety and correspondence for the general diffusion of information. A few days later organizations at Gonzales and Viesca were formed. A committee for the jurisdiction of Columbia met on August 15, 1835. Other communities established similar committees, and before the end of that summer apparently all precincts had such organizations.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Ora Lee Capp, "Committees of Safety and Correspondence," accessed March 23, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mdc07.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.