The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 44
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
remainder, after which, by starving, preventing them from taking
any repose, and continually keeping them in motion, they make
them gentle by degrees and finally break them to submit to the
saddle and bridle. For this business the Spaniards are famous.
"The wild horses frequently go in such large gangs that it is
requisite to keep an advanced guard of horsemen, in order to
frighten them away; for, should they be suffered to come near
your horses and mules which you drive with you, by their snorting,
neighing, &c., they would alarm them, and frequently the domestic
animals would join them and go off, notwithstanding every effort
to prevent them.
"[Pointing hand] It may not be improper here to remark, that
the whole of Texas, with the exception of two posts, (St. Antonio
and Labahia) is under the author[i]ty of the Patriots. Our hunt-
ers and traders pass to, and even beyond the Rio Grande, un-
A week later, in the Nashville Clarion of October 12, 1819, we
find under the heading "Encouragement to Settlers," the following
article from the Texas Republican:
"As it is important to persons moving into this Republic, to
know the terms on which Lands are to be procured, we hasten to
lay before them the following short sketch, showing the ease with
which it may be obtained and secured to them and their heirs
"The land on Red river, lying so near, and in some places ad-
joining the land of the United States, as well as being at the door
of navigation on that grand and invaluable stream, we will com-
mence with the land immediately on its banks:
"It will be laid off with half a mile fronting the river, and run-
ning back two miles, which makes a section of six hundred and
forty acres. The price to settlers will be, for first quality, fifty
cents per acre-for second quality, thirty-seven and a half cents
per acre-and for third quality, twenty five cents per acre.
"Lands which lie back from Red river are also excellent, and will
be disposed of to settlers at twenty-five cents per acre, for first
quality-eighteen and three quarters cents per acre for second
quality-and twelve and half cents per acre for third quality.
"These lands will be surveyed and laid off into sections, half
sections, and quarter sections, as quick as possible. In the mean
time, and until such survey [can] be made, those who are desirous.
[of liv]ing in this count [r]y are invited [to] [mo]ve here with-
their families, cho [ose] [land], enter the same, and become
b[. . .] settlers.
"One half of the purchase money to b[e] [pa]id on the first day
of October, eighte [en] hundred and twenty; and [t]he other ha [f]
on the first day of October e[i]ghtee[n] hundred and twenty one.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933, periodical, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101093/m1/52/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.