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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Memorandum re: agreement to recruit 450 families to settle

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01860.29 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: Austin, Texas Type: Document signed Date: 1828/12/01 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Co-signed by Anthony Butler. Butler agrees to settle 450 families on land granted to Austin in return for all "donations and benefits" arising from settlement.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, Immigration and Migration, American West, Westward Expansion, Land Transaction, Finance

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform