The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 81
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lMinutes of the Ayuntamniento of San Felipe de Austin 81
appear in person or by agent before the Ayuntamiento of the
jurisdiction of Austin at their next session on the first Monday
in March 1830 to give legal information to the said Ayuntamiento
concerning the improvements which have been made upon the
several tracts of land heretofore granted to them by government
in order to enable the Ayuntamiento to judge how far the col-
onization law has been complied with for the purpose of repre-
senting to the government the situation of the several tracts of
land aforesaid. And it is further ordered that the petitioners
for the above named tracts of land be notified to appear at the
same time and place to make proof of their pretensions, etc.
The Ayuntamiento then adjourned til the next regular meeting.
Thos Barnett Prest
Thos. J. Gazley Seerty Pro Tem
[p. 47] A meeting of the Ayuntamiento took place on Mon-
day the 1st day of March 1830. Present Hon. Thomas Barnett
President, H. II. League 1st Rigadore, Jesse Cartright 2 Riga-
dore and William Pettus Syndico Procurador
The Avuntamiento examined the petition of W. D. C. Hall
relative to a league of land heretofore granted to J. A. E. Phelps
and after investing [sic] the subject report that the said league
of land in said petition mentioned has an improvement of about
30 acres upon it which has been left with an agent and working
hands and that the said Phelps has, complied with every requisi-
tion of the law except his removal to this colony.
The petition of Robert Peebles was examined relative to a
league of land heretofore granted to K. Haliman [I-Iolliman] and
after investigating the subject the Ayto. report that the statements
contained in the report of the empresario accompanying the peti-
tion are substantially correct.
The Petition of Nestor Clay was examined relative to a league
of land Granted to George Tiel and after investigating the sub-
ject the Avuntamiento report that the land was granted to the
said Tiel and that Tiel made some improvement on the land and
then alienated the land to one Michael Turner and the said Tur-
ner is indebted to Stephen Richardson the amount for which the
land sold 4 or 500 dollars and the said Richardson comes and
objects to a grant of the said land being made to the [p. 48]
said Clay and gives information that he is a petitioner for the
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