Capt. John W. Peacock, a citizen of Perry county, in the State of Tennessee, and U. S. of America, animated by a noble and generous sympathy for the people of Texas in their hour of need, gave up the comforts and security of his home to bring to their aid a gallant band of his countrymen; and whilst courageously engaged among the storming columns that led the attack on San Antonio received a musket ball in his body, of which he is since dead.Resolved, That the memory of Capt. John W. Peacock deserves to be held in sacred remembrance by the people of Texas, and while they deplore his lamented death, they are not insensible to the obligation of making provision for his family; therefore, Be it resolved by the delegates of the people of Texas in general convention assembled and it is hereby ordered by authority of the same, That the wife and children of said John W. Peacock or their agent be and is hereby authorized to locate a league and labor of land, on any vacant lands of the Republic of Texas, to be held and divided by and between his wife and children, according to the laws of descent of the State of Tennessee: and Be it further resolved by the authority aforesaid That David Murphy be and is hereby appointed agent for & in behalf of the widow & children of said Capt Jno. W. Peacock with full power and authority to take possession of the papers, property, money and effects left by him the said Peacock in Texas, and preserve the same for the benefit of his family."Which on motion was adopted.On motion of Mr. Barnett this resolution was directed to be printed in the public papers of Texas, and the town of Shelbyville in the State of Tennessee of the U. S. of A.