Come To Texas

Carlos Flores

LAND POLICY

The Grant allowed Austin to bring 300 families to Texas. These families were known as the "Old Three Hundred." settlers who were farmers received one labor, or 177 acres. Those who raised cattle could obtain a sitio, or a square league of 4,428 acres. Many settlers qualified for both. After Austin made sure the colonists qualified, the Baron de Bastrop, as the goverments agent, gave land titles to the colonists


COST

Land in The United States cost $1.25 per acre, much more than most Americans could afford. By contrast, land in Texas could be bought for 12.5 cents per acre and paid out over several years


REQUIREMENTS OF COLONISTS

1. Had To Become CATHOLIC


2. Had To Follow LAWS


3.Had To Become MEXICAN CITIZENS

DESCRIPTION OF LAND IN TEXAS