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José María Falcón, Secretary of the State Government, to José Angel Navarro, Acting Political Chief of Dept. of Béxar]

Description: Transcribing a communication from the minister of state and relations to the governor (6/6/1835) requiring him to notify Lorenzo de Zavala to proceed to Mexico City and give an account of his diplomatic mission to France, and also to deliver to him the enclosed document (not found here). This order and the document forwarded to the political chief.
Date: July 20, 1835
Creator: Falcón, José María
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Ramón Músquiz, Political Chief of Dept. of Béxar, to Manuel de Mier y Terán, Commandant General

Description: Acknowledging receipt of the newspaper containing the report that Zavala had illegally sold his contract and notifying him that it had been forwarded to the superior authorities. Indicates also that he had circulated to the authorities under his jurisdiction the communication of 12/31/1830 from the state government to Mier y Terán relative to the illegality of such sales and of the sale of any land to foreigners not naturalized in Mexico.
Date: January 25, 1831
Creator: Músquiz, Ramón
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Texas General Land Office

José Angel Navarro, Political Chief of Dept. of Béxar, to José María Falcón, Secretary of the State Government

Description: Acknowledging receipt of his communication of 7/20/1835 (Box 127:12, p. 92) in regard to Lorenzo de Zavala and informing that it and the enclosed document had been forwarded to the political chief of the department of the Brazos for delivery to Zavala, who was reported to be there.
Date: August 10, 1835
Creator: Navarro, José Angel
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Stephen F. Austin to Lorenzo de Zavala, Minister of the Treasury

Description: Transcribing his communication to the political chief of Texas relative to forwarding his map of Texas to the president of Mexico. Indicates that a copy of the map in English had been sent to Philadelphia for publication but that the version sent to Mexico was more complete and accurate. 7/23/1829 126/4, p. 34
Date: July 23, 1829
Creator: Austin, S. F. (Stephen F.)
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Letter from William L. Delap to George Cupples, March 20, 1845

Description: Discusses the possible good effects of the recent proffer of annexation terms to Texas by the U.S. Congress and Delap's translation of de Zavala's book Ensayo Historico de las Revoluciones de Megico des 1808 hasta 1830
Date: March 20, 1845
Creator: Delap, William
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, April 22, 1837]

Description: Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, widow of Lorenzo de Zavala, dated April 22, 1837 from New Orleans. The letter refers to her sadness after her son Henry and many friends have left the city. Mrs. Zavala, with her three children and a servant, traveled from Texas to New Orleans on the schooner Flash, arriving March 20, 1837. She and Mrs. Mexia had been friends in Mexico in 1832. Mrs. Zavala and her children left New Orleans for New York on April 9, 1837, thirteen days before Mrs. Mexia wrote this letter to her. The letter also references Lorenzo de Zavala Jr., the son of Lorenzo de Zavala and stepson of Mrs. Emily de Zavala. Lorenzo, Jr. arrived in New Orleans from Texas on April 10, and sometime after April 22 left New Orleans for New York. Charlotte Mexia was married to Jose Antonio Mexia.
Date: April 22, 1834
Creator: Mexia, Charlotte
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Anthony Dey, May 5, 1834]

Description: Letter from Anthony Dey to unknown person: On granting 200 Poles to settle in Zavala's granted land between the Sabine River and the town of Nacogdoches. New York, May 5, 1834. Anthony Dey was the New York attorney for the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company.
Date: May 5, 1834
Creator: Dey, Anthony
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Mexia to Zavala, April 16, 1833

Description: Mexia to Zavala: On the activities of Congress: legislation on civic militias. On the new governor of the Federal District. Mexico, April 16, 1833.
Date: April 16, 1833
Creator: Mexia, Jose Antonio
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Mexia to Zavala, April 20, 1833]

Description: Mexia to Zavala: On the politics in Congress and the effects on them by the Truce of Zavaleta. On the lack of action by some members of Congress. Mexico, April 20, 1833.
Date: April 20, 1833
Creator: Mexia, Jose Antonio
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Letter from de Zavala, June 16, 1832

Description: Letter written by Lorenzo de Zavala while he was living in Brooklyn, NY. Difficult to read.
Date: June 16, 1832
Creator: Zavala, Lorenzo de, 1788-1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Lorenzo de Zavala to his son, May 28, 1836]

Description: Lorenzo de Zavala to his son, reporting that, at personal sacrifice, he has agreed to escort Santa Anna to Veracruz, as a service to Texas. Also discussed land and money transactions with Colonel Lamar and other family matters and finances. Velasco, Texas, May 28, 1836.
Date: May 28, 1836
Creator: Zavala, Lorenzo de
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History