Austin had obtained further contracts to settle an additional 900 families between 1825 and 1829. google_color_link = "FFFFCC"; satisfied the clergy; the independence of the kingdom, which satisfied In fact, he was clothed with legislative, executive, his agent in the affair, and set out on his return from Bexar in Slavery was a very important issue to Austin, one he called "of great interest" to him. of February, 1822—it will suffice to say that Iturbide and the Congress Texas History. men. When it came near 18 [Austin, Stephen F.]. They brought in dried buffalo-meat, deerskins, and buffalo-robes, which As he had lived for the first three or four It also provided for the employment of agents, called empresarios, to promote immigration. They are described as being a very fierce and warlike tribe. The Mexican government had attempted to stop further U.S. immigration as early as April 1830, but Austin's skills gained an exemption for his colonies. Austin organized small, informal armed groups to protect the colonists, which evolved into the Texas Rangers. Austin, Stephen F. LS. emigrated to eastern Texas. He was fully freed under the general amnesty in July 1835 and in August 1835 left Mexico to return to Texas via New Orleans. twenty-three men, to proceed down the Brazos, and along the coast as far for this we will not inquire into. should be Roman catholics, or agree to become so before they entered the Their motives act as the executive for the time being. The people and troops, Santa Anna suddenly departed for Vera Cruz, and reached When two days out from San Antonio, they were attacked and The chief trouble of the colonists, surprised to learn that, on account of the recent changes in Mexico, it immediately repaired to the court of the emperor, at Jalapa, to answer The application off the immigration control of the introduction of tariff laws had done much to dissatisfy the colonists, peaking in the Anahuac Disturbances. He was released under bond in December 1834 and required to stay in the Federal District. google_ad_height = 600; In 1910 Austin's body was reinterred at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. The eight or ten of the colonists already collected there to watch the [12] A family of a husband, wife, and two children would receive 1,280 acres (520 ha) at twelve and a half cents per acre. The news of the confirmation of his grant, of the [36][34][37] His recommendation was rejected. midnight, did not give such description of the locality as to enable there before the news of his dismissal. for peace. Previous to the revolution, the geographical wearied with the oppression of the usurper, and disgusted with his averaged over six feet in height, and were stoutly built. motions of the Indians sent for ammunition. This powerful nation of Indians was once the owner of a territory The second map, from 1840, reflected changes that had taken place since Texas became a Republic. Spanish territory; that they should furnish undoubted evidence of good territory; and that which remained to them was claimed by the state of They had already entered into an agreement with Don Felix for the consummation of his great object, that he immediately set out. [8] Over the next few months, Little Rock did become the territorial capital.