The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 82
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
7. They shall have the right to work mines of all kinds, in-
cluding the salt deposits, and to promote any other industry, it
being understood that this privilege as to the mines is on condition
that, from the beginning, they are to be obedient to the orders and
laws in force in this country.
8. Such natives as the government shall see fit to mix with the
new colonists or those who may voluntarily desire to locate among
them, can do so, with the provision that they shall in no way im-
pair the property right of the petitioners.
9. The petitioners, for one time only, shall furnish agricultural
implements to the soldiers who have honorable discharges from
the Army of the Three Guarantees and who move to Texas, to
cultivate the land assigned to them, according to the decree of the
23rd of March, 1821.
10. For a period of ten years the products of agriculture and
of all other forms of industry of these new colonists shall not be sub-
ject to excise duty in the interior of the Empire, but they shall be
subject to the duties fixed or those which may be fixed on fruits
or the products that are exported by land or sea for foreign
11. These colonists shall be obliged to contribute to the munici-
pal expenses. They shall maintain suitably, and at their own
expense, the ministers of religion, and shall provide the other
necessary expenses or those for the common welfare. For a period
of five years, counting from their entry into the Empire, they shall
be free from any contribution or excise or general tax imposed
on the remaining population. This period having expired, they
shall be subject to all [taxes].
12. The petitioners shall be obliged to alienate a third of the
lands during the first ten years and another third in the four
years following. It is to be left to their judgment whether or not
to reserve the last third for themselves. The transfers of property
spoken of in this article shall be made in this manner: Each third
part shall be sold to ten or more individuals in order to increase
the number of proprietors as much as possible.
13. These colonists shall obey the constitution and the laws of
14. The necessary civil, ecclesiastical, and military authorities
shall be named by the government.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929, periodical, 1929; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101089/m1/86/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.