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: 29 of 227
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especially of Coahuila and Texas, this privilege of
foreign emigrants was confirmed and extended.
The great encouragement to foreigners to emigrate
to Texas, was the liberal bounty of land proffered them
by the Government of Mexico. Land was given in
quantities varying with the occupation and the wants
of emigrants, on a scale of liberality undoubtedly not
equalled in the Colonization of any other country.
Besides this, the Government guaranteed to foreigners
a continuation of the privilege of emigrating to
Texas until the year 1840, unless " imperious circumstances"
should require its prohibition " with respect
to the individuals of a particular nation."
To complete the introduction to our work, it will be
necessary to acquaint the reader with a few of the
most important events in the history of Texas down
to the year 1832, when we shall consider the revolu.
tionary ball as having began to roll.
For several years the work of Colonization went on
well, interrupted only by occasional difficulties with
Indians. There was a good understanding between
the Colonists and the General and State Governments.
General Austin was highly esteemed wherever known
ix Mexico, and able to obtain almost any redress or
privilege in the power of Government to bestow. All
who applied obtained lands equal to their most sanguine
expectations. They were exempt from taxes and
imposts of every kind, and were relieved of all the
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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/m1/29/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .