Erasmo Seguin

By: Julia & Lucilla

Mexican government, Economic conditions, settlers in the settlement, Completion of the settlement plan

The new leaders in Mexico City did not like Austin's plan. Austin decided to go to Mexico City, when he arrived he found the Mexican Government in a turmoil. First one government collapsed, then another one. Each time, Austin sought out the leaders and presented his plan for his colony. As time dragged out, he ran out of money. He used his time in Mexico City to learn about the Mexican people and their government. By 1823, Austin received approval for his colony. Returning to Texas, he brought back new terms for settlement. Settlers planning to establish ranches could claim up to 4,605 acres-4,428 acres of grazing land plus 177 acres of farmland.


Biography


From 1807 until 1835, Seguín served as head postmaster of San Antonio, Texas. After Mexico gained independence from spain.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. Seguín married María Josefa Becerra, daughter of a noncomissioned officer from Presidio La Bahía (Goliad, Texas), stationed at Bexar; unusually for the times, Becerra could read and write. The couple had three children; two, including Juan Seguín, survived to adulthood. Erasmo Seguín helped to create the first public school in Bexar, which his son attended. Although the Seguín family lived in Bexar, on the south side of Main Plaza facing Nueva (between current Main and Dwyer), they also owned a ranch of 22,000 acres (8,900 ha) located 30 miles (48 km) from Bexar in present Karnes County. The land had been purchased from the Missión San Antonio de Valero after its securalization. The ranch was named La Mora, and by 1810 Seguín employed five vaqueros to work it. After 1824, he added a 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) ranch near present-day Floresville. He made the estate a home; it would become known as "Casa Blanca". Here, Seguín raised animals and farmed cotton and corn.

The colonie was a success

The colonie that he had is now called San Antonio. We know he succeeded because it is still here to day thriving in population growth. Many tourist is come to see it because of its great tex-mex food, culture, and the famous Alamo.


What he did

He helped to draft the constitution of 1824 and was a major influence in the addition of a general colonization provision. He assisted Stephen F. Austin in choosing land for he first colony of American settlers to immigrate to Texas.


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