TiTH: Immigration Begins in Texas
On this day in 1825, Haden Edwards, Green DeWitt, and Robert Leftwich received empresario contracts.
The government of Mexico, which had gained independence from Spain in 1821, issued the contracts to encourage the settlement of Coahuila y Tejas.
The hopes of all three empresarios were frustrated.
The Edwards Colony, near Nacogdoches, was plagued...
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