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1838 Republic of Texas Land Application Form

 Collection — Container: 194, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0194
Content Description

Land application form filled out by Jose Luis Chirino for new citizens of the Republic of Texas. Chirino had to swear that he was a citizen of Texas at the date of independence, did not leave the State or refuse to participate in the revolution, and did not give assistance to the enemy. Chirino applied for 1/3 of a league of land in Nacogdoches County.

Dates: 1838-02-09

Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita)

 Collection — Container: 119
Identifier: ELIBR-0119
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1753-1832

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