Summary: Procedure to be followed by immigrants upon arriving in the colony.
All persons arriving in this colony must report themselves in
writing immediately on their arrival to the Alcalde of true district
in which they arrive, stating the place of their birth, their present
residence, the number of their families or companions who came with
them, and their objects in visiting this country. Should they wish
to become settlers they must report themselves to me, and produce
their recommendations or other evidence of good character before
they can be allowed to select or purchase any land. Also, after this
no sales of improvements will be respected, nor will it be considered
that such sale gives to the purchaser any preference over any other
to the place purchased—actual possession is all that can secure a
preference unless a special permission is given to the contrary.