By: Anand, Jithin, and Koushik
"Juan Jose Maria Erasmo Seguín (May 26, 1782 – October 30, 1857) was a famous, and important citizen and politician in San Antonio de Bexar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas USA) in the 19th century. From 1807 until 1835, Seguín served as head postmaster of San Antonio, Texas. After Mexico achieved independence from Spain, Seguín was named the sole representative from Texas to the constitutional convention. He helped to draft the Constitution of 1824 and was a major influence in the addition of a general colonization provision. Seguín assisted Stephen F. Austin in choosing land for the first colony of American settlers to immigrate to Texas. He later supported the Texas Revolution, providing political as well as material support."
What were Erasmo Seguin's Plans Towards Texas?
He also helped draft the constitution of 1824
Problems Seguin had
"For the first time, people would be allowed to settle in Texas from other countries, including the neighboring United States. In 1821, the governor of Spanish Texas, Antonio Maria Martinez, asked Seguín to act as ambassador to Moses Austin and inform him that he had been awarded the first colonization contract. Several months later, Seguín and Juan Martin de Veramendi met Austin's son, Stephen at Natchitoches and escorted him into Texas. The small group explored a large area in eastern Texas. Three weeks into their trip, several of Seguín's employees found them to deliver the news that Mexico had been granted its independence from Spain."