Stephen F. Austin to Governor of Coahuila and Texas, 06-05-1826

Summary: Asking permision to settle coast lands.

The Lands situated within the Ten Leagues bordering on the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, between the Rivers Brazos and Colorado, are in part colonized by me, under the grant already made to me by the Supreme Government of Mexico, but as some of these lands within the said Ten Leagues of the Coast border ,are yet vacant, and as the annexation of the said Ten Coast border Leagues to the District which the Government of Coahuila and Texas has assigned me for the settlement of the Five Hundred families I have engaged to introduce, is highly important to the prosperity of the new Colony, I therefore pray the Government to grant me permission to colonize the Ten Leagues of the Coast border within the following limits, viz., Beginning at a point on the Eastern bank of the River La Bacawhere it is intersected by the boundary line of the said Ten Border Leagues ; thence Eastly with the Northern boundary line of the Border leagues to the river San Jacinto, and thence West with the Coast to the mouth of the aforesaid river La Vaca, and thence up said river to place of beginning, comprising all the vacant lands of the Ten Coast border leaguesbetween the aforesaid rivers La Baca and San Jacinto, and that the said Border Leagues be annexed to the aforesaid Colony, and settled on the same terms stipulated with the Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas for the said Colony of five hundred families.

San Felipe de Austin, 5th June 1826

Stephen F. Austin.