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Census of Béxar
Title: Census of Béxar
Date: January 1, 1820
Collection:  Béxar Archives
Census of Béxar
Breakdowns by age, sex, status, and castes, plus notes on occupations and economic activity. Antonio Martínez signed the document. Martínez served as the last Spanish governor of Texas before Mexico gained independence from Spain.
Ambrosio  María  de Aldasoro
  Provincial Deputy Ambrosio María de Aldasoro to Governor Antonio Martínez
Monterrey
Title: Ambrosio María de Aldasoro. Provincial Deputy Ambrosio María de Aldasoro to Governor Antonio Martínez Monterrey
Date: January 17, 1821
Collection:  Béxar Archives
Ambrosio María de Aldasoro. Provincial Deputy Ambrosio María de Aldasoro to Governor Antonio Martínez Monterrey
This official letter to Texas Governor Martínez relays permission for a group of “Missourians,” including Moses Austin, to settle in Texas. The Austin Colony launched the movement of Anglo American settlers to Texas at a time of transition from Spanish to Mexican rule.
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