Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas

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Feliz Navidad--Happy New Year

 

Featuring this month

Jos´┐Ż Antonio NavarroJosé Antonio Navarro

  • DEWITT COLONY COMMISSIONER
    ----SIGNER TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
    --------CIVIC LEADER & TEXAS PATRIOT

Unwavering supporter of the DeWitt Colony
----Hispanic Texian Delegate Texas Statehood Convention 1845
--------Republic and State of Texas Senator
------------Voted for secession, 4 sons (two captains) served the CSA

"I have sworn to be a Texan. I shall not forswear."

...Montclova, 2nd. day of March 1835...Senator for the State of Coahuila to the Genl. Congress of Mexico...2nd. of March 1836...subscribing to the declaration of the Independence of Texas...sufferings, the loss of  property, and afflictions...the impulse of liberty conquered them all.--Lamar Papers

Staved off limiting suffrage in the new Republic to the "free white population"....contended the words "white" in any legislation were "odious" and "ridiculous."

Defending Mexican Valor in Texas
Commentaries from the San Antonio Ledger 1853-1857

"I write in order to inform our Americans, however indignant some of them among us may be, who with base, aggressive pretexts want to uproot from this classic land its legitimate people who are the descendants of those who fifty years ago spilled their blood searching for the liberty of which we now vaingloriously boast."


 

Coahuila y Tejas

La Colonia de DeWitt
de Coahuila y Tejas
Republica Federal de Mejico

The Lone Star

 

Empresario Greene DeWitt"Art. 1. All Foreigners, who...in virtue of the general law of 1824...which guarantees the security of their persons and property in the territory of the Mexican Nation, wish to remove to any of the settlements of the state of Coahuila y Tejas are at liberty to do so; and the said State invites and calls them."--Mexican Law 1824

Parts of Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and Wilson Counties
1700-1846

Map Mexico 1824"beginning at the right bank of Arroyo de la Vaca at a distance of the reserved ten leagues from the coast, adjoining the colony of Stephen Austin on the east, the line shall go up the river to the Bejar-Nacogdoches road; it shall follow this road until it reaches a point two leagues to the west of Guadalupe River; thence it shall run parallel with the river down to the Paraje de las Mosquitos; and following the inner edge of the ten league coast reservation, it shall close the boundaries of the grant at the point of the beginning."

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