Descendent and actor Joe Arciniega records his reading of the original Texas Declaration of Independence.
Actor Joe Arciniega records his reading of the original Texas Declaration of Independence. Credit: Courtesy / Brandon Seale

For the first time that I know of, we present here to the public the original Texas Declaration of Independence in English – as performed by Joe Arciniega, a direct descendant of the men who were declaring that independence back in 1813.

1813 Texas Declaration of Independence (Transcribed in Spanish by Brian Stauffer)

1813 Texas Declaration of Independence (Translated by Brandon Seale)

Brandon Seale

Brandon Seale

Brandon Seale is the president of Howard Energy México. With degrees in philosophy, law, and business, he writes and records stories about the residents of the borderland and about the intersection of...