The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1 Page: 27
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for Austin's Colony.
to them, in proportion to the moral virtues displayed by each individual.
I also inform you, in order that you may communicate it to those who
intend to emigrate, that the supreme Spanish government has just
opened the port of the bay of San Bernard, for navigation, and for introductions
into this province, which measure, will doubtless be very advantageous
to all, and particularly to the new settlers.
God preserve you many years,
ANTONIO MARTINEZ, Gov.
Bexar, 8th February, 1821.
To Mr. MosEs AUSTIN, of the new settlement.
[No. 2.] (Sanze to t/e same.)
Having seen your representation to this government, and finding it
to be conformable with its ideas, I have to inform you that, although I
shall render an account of it to the supreme government, for its deliberation,
still not doubting it will be approved of, you can immediately
offer to the new settlers the same terms as contained in your proposals,
assuring you that should the superior government make any small variation,
I will in due time communicate it to you; with which I answer
your aforementioned representation.
God preserve vou many years,
[No. 3.] (Samze to t/ze same.)
For the better regulations of the Louisiana families, who are to emigrate,
and whilst the new settlement is forming, you will cause them all
to understand, that until the government organises, the authority which
has to govern them and administer justice, they must be governed by,
and be subordinate to vou; for which purpose, I authorise you as their
representative, and relying on your faithful discharge of the duty. You
will inform me of whatever may occur, in order that such measures may
be adopted as may be necessary.
God preserve you many years,
Be.zar, 24th Augiust, 1821.
[No. 5.] Colonisation Law of 1823.
AUGUSTIN, by divine providence, and by the congress of the nation,
first constitutional emperor of Mexico, and grand master of the imperial
order of Guadalupe; To all who shall see these presents: Know
ye, That the junta nacional instituyente of the Mexican empire, has
decreed, and we sanction the following:
The Junta Nacional Instituyente of the Mlexican empire, being convinced
by the urgent recommendations of the govermnent, of the neces(27)
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