The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

TADEO ORTIZ DIE AYALA AND THE COLONIZATION
OF TEXAS, 1822-1833
EDITED BY EDITH LOUISBE KELLY AND MATTIE AUSTIN HATCHER
III
Ortiz to Alaman
November 30, 1830
Excellent Sir: After having enlarged upon the exposition con-
cerning the colonization and fortification of the frontiers which
I had the honor of directing through Your Excellency to the
honorable Vice-President in my last communication, various other
thoughts have occurred to me which I consider useful and neces-
sary for drafting a regular law on colonization and the develop-
ment of said frontiers. In view of this I have drawn up for his
Excellency the Vice-President a general scheme based on various
observations. I have the honor of enclosing it herewith. I hope
that you will bring it to his attention, and at the same time, use
your influence with all possible diligence so that the plan adopted
by the government may be presented for the consideration of the
national congress with the modifications, and additions which
may be considered expedient, assuring Your Excellency that, in
my opinion, only a measure of this character can save the in-
tegrity of the Republic and stimulate its prosperity.
Please then Your Excellency present it to the Honorable Vice-
President and accept the considerations of my profound respect
and particular attention.
O'rtiz to the Vice-President
November 30, 1830
There has just come to my hand on the 19th of last month
the law of April the 6th last relative, among other things, to the
colonization and fortification of the Province of Texas, and to
different measures for insuring the integrity of the territory of
the Republic, a law which on many counts must be called inade-
quate and incomplete in so far as fulfilling its most essential ob-
ject is concerned. In the document on this important matter,
which I had the honor of directing to you, there was not suffi-

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