How he helped Texas
In 1816 he moved to Burgos, in Tamaulipas. In 1823, he drove mules from his ranch to New Orleans. He then chartered and loaded the first seagoing craft to arrive at Matamoras. In 1823 he made known his purpose to establish a colony on the lower Guadalupe, and received authority to locate forty-one families upon any vacant land in that vicinity. His grant was ratified Oct. 6, 1825. In 1829 he obtained a contract to settle one hundred and fifty families within an area of ten leagues from the coast, and complied with that contract, founding the town of Victoria. He died of cholera in 1833. There was some friction between the first settlers and those of DeWitt on account of boundaries.