History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 28 of 227
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are especially worthy of notice, as affording evidence
that the Government of Mexico contemplated the ultimate
amalgamation of her foreign emigrants with her
own people, and thus securing the integrity of her
territory and dominion.
The rights of the Colonists consisted in security of
person and property, guaranteed to them by the Imperial
Colonization Law of 1823, by the Federal Law and
Constitution of 1824, and also, subsequently, by the laws
and Constitution of the State of Coahuila and Texas.
An important part of the property of the Colonists
consisted in the slaves which they were permitted to
introduce into Texas previous to the year 1827. By the
Imperial Colonization Law of 1823, all traffic in slaves
was prohibited; and by the same law it was made necessary
for the Colonists to liberate their slaves born in
Texas at fourteen years of age; but the introduction
of slaves into Texas was not prohibited until 1827.
By the law of 1823, the Colonists were privileged to
introduce, at the time of their emigration to the coun.
try, instruments of husbandry, machinery, and other
utensils, free, as also merchandise-in case of the emigration
of a family-to the amount of two thousand
By the Federal Law of 1824, it was provided, that,
until the expiration of four years after the passage
of the law, no tax whatever should be imposed upon
foreigners emigrating to Texas. By subsequent laws,
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/28/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .