The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 342
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ninety-three varas long, and shall place at each of the four corners
of the square a large stone in a hole which he shall have dug, in
order that the plan destined for the present and future inner town
may be marked out. He shall make a furrow with a plow along the
four sides of the square marked by the cord, in order that willows
and other trees may be planted to mark out the four sides of the
area of the inner town. They will serve not only to beautify it,
but als soon las they grow to the height of a man their brian hes
will furnish shade to the settlers.
In order that the dwellings may be beautiful they shall be of
the same size and similar to each other with patios and corrals in
which the horses and other work animals of the owners may be
kept. The houses shall be [adapted] for defense, for cleanliness
and for the healthfulness of the inmates, and shall be built so that,
as indicated on the map, the four winds north, south, east, and
west may enter the four angles or corners of the town and of each
of the houses, making them more healthful.-
When this measurement has been made in the form and manner
prescribed, the governor, using the usual vara of three tercias shall
measure one thousand and ninety-three varas from each of the
furrows which he has made at right angles to each other on the
north-east, south-east, north-west, and the south-west in forming
the square about the above mentioned plan, making this measure-
ment in the same directions [as before], and placing large stones
in the corners to mark the boundaries of the commons.
From these boundaries he shall begin another measurement, and
lay off two thousand 'one hundred .and eighty-six varas, that is,
twice one thousand and ninety-three varas in the same directions,
placing stones in holes in the corners of the square [thus formed]
to mark the boundaries of the territory containing the lands des-
tined for pastures. He shall set apart a fifth of this for propios.
From the boundaries of this square he shall begin another meas-
urement, and mark off two thousand one hundred 'and eighty-six
varas in each direction as above mentioned. All the land within
this square he shall set apart for farms; and, having reserved one
10f. ibid., tit. VII, leyes is and 'vii.
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