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ERA OF COLONIZATION.
his petition, approved it, and used his influence to secure
the signature of General Arredondo.
Return.-'-Not having time to wait for General Arre-
dondo's action, but feeling certain of success, in January,
1821, Austin set out
for Missouri. A por-
tion of the country over
untold hardships. It
is not to be wonderedn
that when at last he
reached home, it was
only to die (June should take up the wor0,
1821). A few days needed no urging to undertake
before his death he
received news thathe
his petition had been
granted, aid that he
was authorized to set-
tle three hundred families in Texas. His d request
was that his son should take up the work ~nd carry out
the plans he had so fondly cherished.
Stephen F. Austin neeed no urging to undertake
the task his father h,Jle him. He was in New Or-
leans when e ned that his father had secured a
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Pennybacker, Anna J. Hardwicke. A new history of Texas for schools : also for general reading and for teachers preparing themselves for examination, book, 1895; Palestine, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2388/m1/77/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .