The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 87
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Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin 87
industriously engaged in cultivating land and raising stock for
the support of their families in other parts of the colony, where
it was more safe for them to do so, and because the greater part
of the citizens are poor, and for the most part have large families
to support, and nothing for a dependence to enable them to do so,
but their lands, we are of opinion, that all citizens that have re-
moved to Texas, and taken the oath of allegiance to the Mexican
Government, and supported the laws and constitution of the same,
and have remained in the Government until this time, and have
discharged their duty as good and faithful citizens, ought to have
the titles. of their lands confirmed, whereby they will be enabled
to support their families, and discharge all duties to the govern-
ment which the law makes it their duty to perform, with ease, and
in order that the Government may be informed of the situation
of the Citizens of this colony.
[p. 57] '"It is ordered," that the President of this Ayunto.
call upon the Empresario, Stephen F. Austin, for a list of the
names of all citizens settled in his colony, which shall be laid be-
fore this Ayunto at their next regular meeting in order that the
body may assertain all such as have discharged their duty in
manner and form as above stated." And it was further ordered
that this Resolution be published in the Texas Gazette.
The Avunto then adjourned until 2 P. M.
At 2 P. M. of the same day, the Ayunto met, according to ad-
journment-present as before mentioned.
It was ordered, that the valuation of the fifty acre out lots
directed to be laid off near the town of Austin, by an order of
this Ayunto at their last meeting, be paid at two Dollars each
acre and that they shall not be sold for less than that price.
It was ordered-that all proprietors of town lots and out lots
acquired under the administration of municipal affairs by Stephen
F. Austin, under the obligation of improving or building on said
lots or outlots within a certain period of time, be allowed a fur-
ther delay of six months from the present date, for the comple-
tion of the said improvements or buildings. And that the otdi-
nance be published four times in the Texas Gazette.
It was ordered-that the Sunm of Sixty Dollars be paid to F.
Stack out of any monies belonging to the municipality, not other-
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