The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 345
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Municipal Government of San Fernando de Bexar.
varas; which being distributed among the sixteen families of said
Islanders, the number of which has been increased from fifteen ex-
pressed in the order to sixteen, four single men natives of said
Islands, who were included in the roll and discription sent to me
from Quautitlan, and who received and are receiving the assigned
per diem having been reckoned as one family, for which reason
they have been entered in said distribution of land among the
sixteen families: and according to said distribution there was
allotted to each one of said sixteen families one "suerte", or lot of
land, hundred and five usual varas, wide making fifty-two and a
half "brazas" (the usual measure in their Islands) and in length
the distance from San Pedro Creek to the San Antonio River;
and because of the windings of the said stream some of the
"suertes" are larger than the others, lots' were cast with sixteen
tickets, on each one of which number was written from one to
sixteen, and each one of these drew hs lot in the following form
and manner without any preference whatever-Joseph Curbelo
drew the first "suerte"; Joseph Leal drew the second; Salvador
Rodriguez drew the third; Juan Leal Junior drew the fourth; An-
tonio Rodriguez drew the fifth; Francisco Arocha drew the sixth:
Vicente Chavez [Alvares] drew the seventh; Francisco Delgado
drew the eighth; Manuel de Nis drew the ninth; Joseph Padron
drew the tenth; Maria Rodriguez (widow,) drew the eleventh;
Juan Delgado drew the twelfth; Antonio Santos drew the thir-
teenth; Juan Curbelo drew the fourteenth; Martin Lorenzo for
himself and in the name of the three single men drew the fif-
teenth; Juan Leal Goras drew the sixteenth and last "suerte";
and in this way was made the partition aforesaid, of the lands
cleared and cultivated by the first settlers of this Presidio, which
I approve in the best form I can and must, and is vested in me
by the superior order at the begining of these proceedings. And
in order that the right of said sixteen families and their successors
may be. known at all times I have reduced it in writing and signed
it with those of said families who know how to write and my as-
10f. Recopilacion, lib. IV, tit. VII, ley xi.
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