The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 21
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Empresario Contracts for the Colonization of Texas
River is intersected by the 23 degree of Longitude Weat of
Washington, which is the boundary line between the Mexican
Republic and the United States on the North: Thence South,
with the said boundary line on the said meridian the distance of
forty Leagues: Thence West the distance of Twenty Leagues
which is the boundary line of the Boundary border spoken of in
the Colonization Law of 18th August, 1824: Thence North on a
line parallel with the meridean line of Twenty 3 degree of Longi-
tude, West of Washington, to the River Arkansas which is the
boundary line between this Republic and that of the North:
Thence with the right bank of the River Arkansas to its intersection
with the 23 degree of Longitude Weat of Washington, which is
the place of beginning.26
According to the records in the Land Office, Dominguez intro-
duced no families into Texas.
Padilla and Chambers
The grant of Padilla and Chambers to colonize Texas lands was
contracted for on February 12, 1830, for eight hundred families
within the following boundaries:
Beginning at the point where the line of the twenty boundary
border leagues of this Republic (bordering with the boundary line
of 23 of Longitude West of Washington) intersects Red River of
Natchitoches: Thence North on a line parallel with said boundary
line, to a point distant twenty leagues from and before arriving at
the River Arkansas: Thence West on a line parallel with the
River Arkansas to the 25 of Longitude, Thence South with this
Meridian to the left bank of the Red River of Natchitoches: and
thence East with said bank of said River to place of beginning.27
When Padilla and Chambers investigated the location of the
grant, they found that it was in Oklahoma and Kansas and did
nothing more with the contract.28
Vicente Filisola obtained a colonization grant in October, 1831,
for six hundred families within the following boundaries:
"Fulmore, The History and Geography of Temas as Told in County
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