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ERA OF COLONIZATION.
banished from the colony, for Austin was determined
that no blot should mar the fair page of his people's
Later Contracts.-Having by 1825 introduced the
three hundred families called for in his contract, Austin
asked and obtained permission to bring in five hundred
more; in 1827 he was ready for another hundred.* In
1828 he obtained land for three hundred, making 1200
families he brought into Texas. Leaving his colony grow-
ing thus rapidly, it will be best to take a glance at other
parts of Texas. \
DE LEON'S COLONY.
After petitioning several times for a grant of land
and being each time refused, finally (in 1825) Martin de
Leon, a Mexican, received permission to settle in Texas
forty-one families. In 1825 he was given in proper legal
form a grant of land along the Guadalupe River, on which
his colonists settled. At this time ten leagues of all coast
lands were reserved for use of the government, but in
1829 De Leon was allowed to use these coast lands and
to place thereon 150 more families. The capital of the
* The definite limits of Austin's colony were for some years not defined, but
in 1827 the following boundaries were fixed; " Commencing on the west bank of
the river San Jacinto, at the termination of the ten-league reserve from the Gulf
of Mexico, and thence following the right bank of said river to its head; thence
due north to the road leading from Bexar to Nacogdoches; thence following said
road westwardly to a point from whence a line due south will strike the Lavaca to
within ten leagues of the Gulf of Mexico, and thence eastwardly along the said
ten-league line, parallel with the coast, to the place of beginning."
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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/m1/83/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .