Come To Texas

Gerard Villaverde

Land Policy

Settlers are are farmers received one labor, or 177 acres. Those who raise cattle could obtain a sitio, or a square league of 4,428 acres.


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

Requirements of Colonists

By the terms of the empresarial grant, colonists have to be persons of good character and has to either be Catholic or agree to become Catholic. They have to pledge their loyalty to Spain too.

Description of Land in Texas

There are fertile soil, plains, and many more.