Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita) [photocopies]
Scope and Contents
Collection is entirely comprised of photocopies of the corresponding material from The Texas General Land Office, the official repository for original Spanish and Mexican land titles in Texas.
Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita) was transcribed from archives in Mexico. These volumes record the distribution of land by the royal Spanish commissioners in 1767 to the Rio Grande settlements of Laredo, Mier, Camargo, Revilla (later Guerrero), and Reynosa, which were established by José de Escandón. About 170 of the porciones granted to individual settlers at that time are located within the present boundaries of Texas.
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Existence and Location of Originals
The Texas General Land Office 1700 N. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701-1495 | PO Box 12873 Austin, TX 78711-2873 1.800.998.4GLO (4456) | 512.463.5001 Website: https://www.glo.texas.gov/
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- Texas, South--History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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