The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 338
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the same parents, native of Teneriffe, 19 years old, good height,
long face, thin nose, black hair eyes and eyebrows.
55.--Martin Lorenzo de Armas son of Roque and Teresa de
Aviles, native of one of the Canary Islands about 20 years old,
good height, broad shoulders, flat face, dark complexion, flat nose,
long eyebrows, grey eyes, black beard, eyebrows & hair, three moles
on the left cheek toward the nose.
56.-Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas. brother of the preceding and
son of same parents, native of one of the Canary Islands, about
22 years old, good height, long face, dark complexion, thin nose,
black eyes, beard & eyebrows and hair, pitted with the small-pox,
several moles between the nose and the left cheek.
Dispatch authorizing the governor of Texas, or, in case of his ab-
sence, the captain of the presidio of San Antonio, to examine
the place in which is to be founded the settlement for which the
fifteen families have come, and to measure, mark out the
boundaries, assign lands, and do the other things ordered, in ac-
cordance with this dispatch.
Don Juan de Acufia, etc.2 ............................
I now command the governor of the province [of Texas]l Don
Juan Antonio Bustillo y Bustamante, or in case of his absence, his
failure to act, or of any other impediment, the captain of the
presidio of San Antonio to go, as soon as the families shall arrive,
taking such persons of intelligence as may be available, to ex-
aimine the site a gunshot's distance to the western side of the
presidio, where there is a slight elevation forming a plateau suit-
able for founding a very fine settlement. On account of its loca-
'From Secci6n de Historia, LXXXIV, Doc. 11.
'For the power of the viceroy to grant lands to settlers see Recopila-
cion, lib. IV, tit. XII, ley iv.
'According to the laws, the lands granted by the vicreoy could be dis-
tributed by the governor of a province, ibid., ley v.
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