The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 64
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the upheaval which the archives of this capital suffered during
7th. That the Province of New Mexico, El Paso del Norte,
and other palces in Neuva Viscaya be placed in communication
with this province, aiding these places with some settlements or
presidios which may be established in the short distance of 150
leagues existing between its capital, Santa F6, and this [capital].
By this means, its inhabitants, in addition to the benefits and
advantages which would result to all the kingdom, can have the
privilege of importing the goods they need and of exporting the
grain and other products from their territory through the said port
of Matagorda in the Bay of San Bernardo, as was requested in
1812 by their deputy to the c6rtes, Don Pedro Baptista Pino.
8th. That all the supplies of grain, stock, and other things
furnished from the year 1813 to the past year of 1819 by the citi-
zens of this place be paid 'for as soon as possible in order that, in
this way, they may be repaid in part for their losses and arrears
from which they have suffered and so that with it they may im-
prove their fields and the industries they may seek to promote.
9th. That restitution be made of the houses, fields, and other
property which still remain unsold from those confiscated from
the citizens of this place who, in the above mentioned year of
1813, fled to the United States, doing the same with the estates
sold or ceded when claims are made to them by their original
and legitimate owners according to the constitution which was in
force at that time. Difficulties must arise in this restitution.
These will be solved by returning to the purchasers what they gave
[for the property], leaving to them the inalienable right to put in
a claim for the improvements which they have made.
10th. That there be distributed sitios de tierras valdios and
laborers for the inhabitants of the entire province upon the rivers,
San Antonio, Medina, Guadalupe, San Marcos, Colorado, San
Saba, and others suitable for the proposed purpose, distributing,
also, the labores which belong to the four abandoned missions
near this capital, except those of the mission of Concepc6n, which
should be reserved for proprios y advitrios for the city which lacks
funds for its needs; for, since its foundation it has had no other
available funds save seventy pesos annually yielded by the fifth
of a labor called proprios which scarcely meet the expenses of the
festivity of the Holy Patron and compensate a secretary. Al-
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