Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 430 of 432
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Anglo-American settlers in Texas. The eleventh
article of that decree prohibited the citizens of foreign
countries lying adjacent to the Mexican territories
from settling as colonists in the States or Territories
of the Republic adjoining such countries, and suspended
those contracts of colonization, the terms of
which were opposed to this article. No change was
to be made with respect to the colonies already
established, nor with respect to the slaves which
they contained; but the further introduction of
slaves was forbidden. The entrance of foreigners
from the frontier of the North was prohibitedu nder
any pretence whatever, unless furnished with passports
signed by a Mexican agent in the country
whence they came. Convicts, for the construction
of public works, and Mexican families, for settlement,
were to be conveyed to the new colonies, for
the regulation of which the government was to
frame a system, and to appoint commissioners to
visit those on the frontier, and contract with the
State Legislatures for the purchase, by the nation, of
lands suitable for the settlement of Mexicans and
This unforeseen and rigorous enactment produced
much discontent in Texas, against which it was
evidently directed. It subjected the immigrants to
great injury and loss: many already settled were
denied titles to land, and others, who had abandoned
their homes in the United States, were ordered to
quit the country on their arrival, being the first
intimation they received of the existence of the law.
Through the intervention of Colonel Austin with
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/430/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .