Title: Government of Mexico. Sobre el Establecimiento colonial.
Date: March 20, 1823
Collection: Austin Papers
Government of Mexico. Sobre el Establecimiento colonial.
With the signing of this document on March 20, 1823, the government of Mexico granted Stephen F. Austin the right to settle three hundred American families in Texas. Such permission followed Mexico’s passage of a general colonization law on January 4, 1823, which offered heads of families a league and a labor of land (4,605 acres) and provided for agents, called empresarios, to promote immigration.
Title: Villa de la Bahía en el Estado de Coahuila y Texas
Date: April 1826
Collection: Edward Eberstadt Collection
Villa de la Bahía en el Estado de Coahuila y Texas
Signed by Ramón Músquiz, who served as secretary to the political chief in
San Antonio from July 1825 until August 1827.