Moses Austin

Moses Austin

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  • Meet Moses Austin, a departmental businessman in Spanish Louisiana.
  • His town went into a depression of low economic wealth. Mexico was starting to have a liberation,rising up and trying to overthrow Spain. The US was starting a republic.  Moses was a Centralist, and he had plans to bring Anglo American families to Texas, so he went to the government.
  • But when he took it to Governor Martinez, it was rejected, but he decided to take it to the Spanish Government.
  • By the time he got home, Moses was sick. The government ended up approving his plan, so he told his wive to send a letter to his son asking him to take up his "Texas ventrue."
  • Steven F. Austin reluctantly took up his father's call, and he road to San Antonio to find where to build. 
  • The families were settled, and the Austin family was rising out of the debt. It was as if the had been caught by a lariat. Until....
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