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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Second colony contract with permission to settle 500 Catholic families

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01160 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: Austin, Texas Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 4 June 1825 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written in English. Authorizing settlement of 500 Catholic families. The document says that official communications with the families must be in Spanish and lists other conditions such as requiring families to be industious, "Cat[ho]lics and of good morals." Docket indicates it was originally numbered 341 but was renumbered 415.

People: Austin, Stephen Fuller, 1793-1836.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, Religion, Catholicism, Land Transaction, Westward Expansion, American West, Morality and Ethics, Latin and South America

Sub Era: Age of Jackson