The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 22
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Beginning at the place where the boundary line of the Colony
of General Arthur G. Wavell joins the Twenty Boundary Border
Leagues, from which point a line shall run with the boundary of
said Colony on a course West to the extremity of the same: Thence
on a straight line crossing several of the tributaries of the River
Trinity, to the point at which the Colonies of Citizen Stephen F.
Austin and that of David G. Burnet join: Thence East with the
boundary of this last mentioned to Sabinas Creek: and thence
upwards clear of the territory of the Boundary Border Leagues to
place of beginning.29
In the records examined at the Land Office of Texas no evidence
was found to show that he carried out any part of his contract.
The Declaration of Independence by Texas terminated his con-
tract, which otherwise would have continued until October, 1837.
Stephen Julian Wilson
Stephen Julian Wilson, a citizen of the United States but a
resident of Mexico, received a grant on May 27, 1826, to locate
two hundred families in Texas.8o The boundaries of the proposed
colony were as follows:
Beginning at a land mark which shall be established at the
point where the 32 N. latitude is intersected by the 102 of longitude
west of London being at the southwest corner of the grant peti-
tioned for by Colonel Reuben Ross: Thence west with the parallel
of 32 degrees of latitude to the Eastern boundaries of New Mexico.
Thence north with the boundary line between this state and the
territory of New Mexico to a point twenty leagues south of the
Arkansas River: Thence east to the 102 longitude being the
western boundary of the land petitioned for by Colonel Rueben
Ross; Thence South to place of beginning.
The colony lay largely in the territory which is now New
Mexico. A very small part of it was in the western border of the
"Panhandle" of Texas. On January 2, 1833, the government de-
clared the contract had expired because the required number of
families had not been introduced1 The territory was later
granted to Beales and Royuela.32
"Translations of Empresario Contracts, 192.
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