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The First Chapter of Norwegian Immigration, (1821-1840) Its Causes and Results

Description: Book discussing the history or Norwegian immigration into the United States; it details the immigration from the first Norwegian settlement in America, through the "Exodus of 1836" and later settlements. The last section of the book deals with "Religious Work Among the Norwegians in America Down to the Year 1845." Index begins on page 451
Date: 1896
Creator: Anderson, Rasmus B. (Rasmus Bjørn), 1846-1936
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Description: Map showing "Trammel's Trace," the first road from the north (present-day Arkansas) into Texas, used around 1800. It includes notations for abandoned settlements, modern cities, and Caddo villages documented from 1800 to 1840, as well as other historic roads used at the time of Trammel's Trace.
Date: 2015
Creator: Pinkerton, Gary
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Vicente González de Santianés to the Viceroy, July 5, 1770]

Description: Letter from Vicente González de Santianés to the Viceroy of New Spain asking for authorization to deal with the matter of people moving south of the Rio Grande and causing issues with the native Indians in the region. de Santianés also calls out a ranking official as participating in the movement.
Date: July 5, 1770
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Request from José Pérez Rey]

Description: Request from José Pérez Rey asking for settlement of an old debt that can be documented by papers in the archives. The document has frayed edges and is signed by José Andrés Farías, Ignacio Jaime, and others.
Date: 1816-07~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from José Francisco de la Garza]

Description: Message from José Francisco de la Garza saying that Dolores del Rivero has given power of attorney to her husband in order to settle a land dispute. The document has a large tear in the upper right corner and has large stains on both the upper and lower edges of the paper.
Date: 1818-01~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Statement from Manuel Villarreal to the Governor]

Description: Message from Manuel Villarreal to the governor saying that he is still having problems with Leocario Cano over sheep rented to him; Villarreal wants the matter settled as soon as possible. The document is signed by Spanish officials acknowledging having received Villarreal's statement.
Date: 1809-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Communications Regarding a Debt Settlement]

Description: Communications concerning a debt to José Manuel Dovalina owed by Victoriana Garay, and one that Dovalina wants settled. According to the documents witnesses attest to the truth of his statements and Joaquín de Arredondo sends the petition to Felipe de la Garza; ultimately the settlement is agreed on.
Date: 1816-08?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Terms of a Debt Settlement]

Description: Registered act of the terms of a debt settlement involving a former slave. The document is signed at the bottom by numerous individuals including the Laredo alcalde.
Date: 1827-07~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Second Will and Testament from Maria Petra Sánchez]

Description: Second will and testament from Maria Petra Sánchez and settling of the estate. There are numerous signatures in between breaks in the text and a note at the top of the document acknowledging the receiving and copying of the original to keep in the town's records.
Date: 1822-07~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library