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suitable places for settlement. As he was boarding a vessel at
Matamoras for Corpus Christi, he was drowned.3 In 1828 Lovell
asked the government to release him from the contract.4 His
resignation was accepted and a new contract made by which the
territory was granted to McMullen and McGloin."
Frost Thorn, another of the early empresarios, made a contract
on April 15, 1825, to introduce four hundred families.6 The
boundaries of his colony were as follows:
Beginning at the closing point of the boundaries of a grant made
to Mr. Haden Edwards, at fifteen leagues North of Nacogdoches;
from this point, a line shall run north to the line of the twenty
boundary border leagues, on the boundary line of the United
States of North America, on the East and on the North, which
boundary leagues are not to be encroached upon.-Thence on a
course westwardly to the head waters of N avasoto Creek,-thence
down Said Creek to the boundary line of Mr. Haden Edwards,-
and thence with the line of said Edwards eastwardly, to the place
On January 2, 1833, the government declared he had not intro-
duced the required number of families, and therefore his contract
General Arthur Wavell
General Arthur G. Wavell, through his attorney Baron de
Bastrop, contracted on March 9, 1826, to introduce from four to
five hundred families in a section of territory on the Red River.8
Before Wavell received this contract, he had been connected with
Stephen F. Austin in his plans for obtaining colonization contracts
in Texas. Forming a partnership on July 4, 1822, by which they
agreed to combine their interests in any lands either might acquire
for colonization purposes, they planned to organize a company
with European capitalists. Wavell was to go to Europe, organize
-lbid., 140, 156.
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