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Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836. Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Governor Viesca regarding illegal settling of families on his colonies, with response from Viesca - Transcript, page 1. May 18, 1970. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/45/show/37.

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Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836. (May 18, 1970). Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Governor Viesca regarding illegal settling of families on his colonies, with response from Viesca - Transcript, page 1. Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/45/show/37

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Title Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Governor Viesca regarding illegal settling of families on his colonies, with response from Viesca
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Date February 23 - March 18, 1830
Description Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Governor José María Viesca regarding illegal settling of families on his colonies. Copy of a letter from Governor Viesca to Austin.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--To 1846
  • Mexico--History
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Mexican Colonial Era
  • Coahuila and Texas
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Viesca, José María
  • Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
  • correspondence
Language Spanish
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 1, Folder 86
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Transcript, page 1
Date May 18, 1970
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Transcript Transcription by Margaret Henson May 18, 1970 Exmo Senor Manifesto a V.E. que no habra tierras utiles sobrantes despues de colo- car las nueve cientas familias que he contratado con el Gov-no dentro delos limites que me tiene designadas en mis ultimos tres contratos. Es de acordarse que de establicinen tres cientas familias en mi primera co= Ionia, estas con las nueve cientas de mis otros contratos hacen 1,200 todas las cuales han de colocarse dentro de los dichos limites—de las nueve cientas tengo introducidas cerca de 400 y he hecho contratos para cura- plia las otras 500 en todo esto ano las medidas y a hechas presen- tan pruebas que apenas habra tierras para establocen las otras familias—en esta inteligencia y adventiendo que algunos han pretendido escoger sus tierras dentro de los limites de mis colonias, que no entran en mis contratos ni pertenecen al establicm-to o a esta jurisdicion y tambien que penetenden hacinto (?) sin conocim-to mio, he de suplicar que se serva V.E. espedin votre orden para (?) hibiendo que se da posesiones a personas dentro de los limites que me son demarcados, sin pruevia consentim-to mio. Ea evidente E.S. que sin esto medida mis contratos con el gob-no van a quedar en una nulidad ~ por que si se ocupen todo el tex-f— por otros que no entran en mis contratos ? como es posible que you puedo colocar las familias que he contratado? ?Y en que estado de compromiso quedare yo y el mismo gob-no a la llegada de las familias del contrato si en lugar d