From Gonzales County deed records, volume 1,2, page 73:
Office of the Political Chief of the Department of Bexar in Superior order of the 10th March 1826, His Excellency the Governor of the State was pleased to decree as follows.
"With the official letter of your Lordship of the 5th February last and numbered 36, I received the plan of the Town of Gonzales upon the margin of the Guadalupe River, and the other documents therein inclosed transmitted by the Attorney of the Empresario Green de Witt and being informed of their contents, I have thought proper to approve of the delineation of said settlement, notwithstanding the little differences which is found on comparing the Plan with the rule that should be given Towns, by the instructions to Commissioners issued on the 26th April of last year, by this Government, of which copies was remitted to Your Lordship in a separate order of said date. Let the delineation of the aforesaid Town be approved on the terms described by the Plan, I will only observe to Your Lordship that the necessary Squares for the Public Establishments be delineated and left free, of which mention is made in the 13th Article of said instructions; and that the appointment of the Surveyor for the Colony of Green DeWitt may be made by the Commissioner of the Government in accordance with the 7th Article of the same instructions since this authority is not entrusted to any Empresario. Which I communicate to Your Lordship in reply, and for the purposes pursuant thereunto,"
And as you are the Commissioner for the partition of lands to the Colonists of the Enterprise of the Citizen Green de Witt and the establishment of the Town referred to in the above inserted order, a copy of it is transmitted to you for your information and consequent ends.
God and Liberty, 4th April 1831, Ramon Musquiz.
To the Citizen Jose Antonio Navarro,
Commissioner for the Colony of DeWitt. Fourth Stamp One Cuartilla. Legalized for the State
of Couhuila & Texas for the Years 1828, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33. Williams.
Surveyed by Byrd Lockhart and completed on the 26th day
of May 1832. The foregoing field notes, was translated from the English to the Castillian
language, by Jose Ramon Bedford the translator appointed and the plan that will be found
annexed to this instrument signed by said Surveyor and myself the aforesaid Commissioner,
will serve to perpetuate its authenticity, and in consideration thereof, due faith, credit
and validity will be given to it without any other person who may not be the Supreme and
lawful Authority of the State can in any manner whatsoever innovate in anything herein
decreed and executed, which I the aforesaid Commissioner, sign, with the Empresario,
Surveyor, and the Translator besides those of my two assisting witnesses, with whom I act
in default of a Notary, to which I certify.
General Land Office, Austin Janry. 25th 1867. 1, Edward Lewis, Spanish Clerk in said Office, bonded and sworn, Certify that the foregoing is a correct translation of the Original Title for the Town tract of Gonzales, on file in said Office - interlined 6th page 22nd line 'entered' - to 27th line, "Oak" erased 3rd page 19th line 'as it appears'. SIGNED: Edward Lewis, Spanish Clerk.
General Land Office, State of Texas. I, Fred W. Moore, Chief Clerk and acting Commissioner of the General Land of said State Certify that Edward Lewis is Spanish Clerk in said Office, bonded and sworn, and that his acts as such are entitled to full credit. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand, and caused the Seal of said Office to be affixed at the City of Austin this 26th day of January A.D. 1867. Fred W. Moore, Chief Clerk & Acting Comm.
SONS OF DEWITT