THE FAMOUS LAVACA - NAVIDAD
MEETING OF 1835
From At the
cotton gin of William Millican, near here, on July 17, 1835, occurred the
significant Lavaca - Navidad meeting, held by pioneers living near the two
rivers. James Kerr, the founder of Gonzales, was chairman and the Rev. S.
C. A Rogers, Secretary. The meeting adopted resolutions protesting
mistreatment of Texas colonists by the Government of Mexico. This early
formal public protest was a forerunner of the Declaration of Independence
on March 2, 1836, and the constituting of the Republic of Texas.
Location: Texana Museum, 403 Wells
Photograph by Sara Burt