COME TO TEXAS
By Rey Cantu
Requirements of colonists
By the terms of the empresarial grant, colonists had to be persons of good character and had to either be Catholic or agree to become Catholic. Colonists had to pledge to Spain, as seen on the following two Texas settlers, Samuel Davenport & William Barr.
Description of Land in Texas
Land in the United States cost $1.25 per acre, much more than Americans could afford. By contrast, land in Texas could be bought for 12.5 cents per acre and paid out over several years.