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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 - Translation, page 1. May 19, 1970. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 26, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/45/show/39.

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Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836. (May 19, 1970). Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Governor Viesca regarding illegal settling of families on his colonies, with response from Viesca - Translation, page 1. Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/45/show/39

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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
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  • 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 Translation, page 1
Date May 19, 1970
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Transcript Translation by Margaret Henson May 19, 1970 Honored Sir I manifest to you that I do not have extra useful lands in which to locate the 900 families that I have contracted with the government within the limits you have designated in my last three contracts. It is to be remembered that from establishing three hundred families in ray first colony, these with the nine hundred of my other contracts make 1200 all of which are located within the said limities— of the 900 I have introduced nearly 400 and I have made contracts inorder to finish the other 500, In all this year half and they present proof that their is scarcely land in order to establish the other families— In this news and advertising (?) that some have pretended to choose their lands within the limits of my colonies, that are not entered in my contracts nor belong to established ones in this jurisdiction and also (have settled?) without knowing me (or my knowledge), I beg you to please expedite your order making it possible for persons within those limits that are mine, without my previous consent. (?) It is evident, Honorable Sir, that without this boon my contracts with the government are going to remain in a nullity, because if they occupy all the land (?) by others then those in my contracts cannot enter. How is it possible that I can locate the families that I have contracted? And in the state of compromise I remain, and the same governs the arrival of the contracted families if in place of being located in conformity with the law and the contract they find the land occupied by others that do not belong to the Contract? I beg for justice froir you on the above matter. Honorable Sir