The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 164
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wish to locate on the frontier, as a reward for great services ren-
dered to the country. The government will also grant a portion
to the empresarios who may petition to settle it in accordance with
the laws; and the last portion, the government will reserve to sell
gradually as soon as it has any value, for the purpose of securing
a fund for the development of the institutions of charity and educa-
tion in the Republic and to defray expenses paid in advance to the
If, then, the Mexican people, by their efforts, application, and
perseverance, sincerely wish to see legal order and peace at once
restored and to see their institutions stabilized, if this government,
consolidated at home and strengthened abroad by the new rela-
tions which are to be contracted, guarantees foreign peace; if,
in the bright future before us, it economizes and applies itself
to the reestablishment of its credit, to the reform of its adminis-
tration and to social improvements; and, if in conclusion, it uses
with a firm hand energetic and systematic measures to settle and
fortify its frontiers, it will without doubt fulfill all hopes and will
gain due recognition from the nations, and an honorable reputation
which it justly deserves abroad. It will be respected and considered
and will assure the integrity of the Republic.
These, Your Excellency, are my earnest desires and the senti-
ments which move me and I ardently desire to see them fulfilled
during the outstanding epoch in which it falls to your lot to
manage the destinies of the country. Pray accept them with the
respectful homage of my distinguished consideration and grati-
Alamin to Ortiz
January 25, 1831.
With your official communication No. 36 of last October 31, I
have received your report in which you develop the idea that, in
your opinion, the time is ripe for the passage of a colonization law
for the frontiers of the Republic; and, having given account to
His Excellency, the Vice President, he orders me to say to you, in
reply that he has looked favorably upon the report which is dis-
cussed and that the government will make good use of it for the
benefit of colonization.
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