The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 4
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Southwestern Hlistorical Quarterly
Milam reached the capital and found Governor Viesca friendly
to his mission, but as Santa Anna had already decreed the destruc-
tion of the state governments, Milam had arrived too late." With
Viesca Milam attempted to escape to Texas, but was apprehended
and thrown into prison. From the prison he later escaped and
fled to Texas. In his flight a group of Texas volunteers happened
upon him as he rested in a mesquite thicket by the side of the road.
He gladly joined them in their march upon Goliad. A short time
afterward he was killed in an attack that he was leading against
V. THE DE LEON, POWER AND HEWETSON, AND MCMULLEN
AND McGLoIN COLONIES
The minor empresarios who contributed to the colonization of
Texas were grouped, as previously stated, in three distinct regions.
To the east bordering on the Sabine were the grants of Burnet,
Zavala and Vehlein united in the Galveston Bay and Texas Land
Company; in the central northwest between the upper waters of
the Brazos and Guadalupe rivers lay the colonies of Robertson and
Milam; and far to the south on what was then the southern
boundary of the state, the Nueces river, lay the third group of
colonies established by the minor empresarios. This southern
group consisted of three colonies: De Leon's and Power and
Hewetson's on the coast between the lower waters of the La Vaca
and Nuecas rivers, and the McMullen and McGloin colony, which
joined Power and Hewetson on the west and extended along the
north bank of the Nueces.
De Leon's Colony
Of all the empresario colonies established during this period of
Anglo-American colonization, De Leon's was the only Mexican
colony, the only colony that preferred Mexican customs and insti-
tutions to those of the United States. In the list of names to
whom titles to land were issued in De Leon's colony, the Spanish
names predominate. A few American names appear; but in such
a list they seem the outsiders, the ones whom the Mexicans have
permitted to live among them. In all the other minor empresario
:"Brown, Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas, 133.
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