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    [Stephen F. Austin] and [Nashville Company] and [Leftwich Grant] and [Sterling C. Robertson] Manuscript Document Regarding the Original Grants Issued to the Nashville Company Later Given to Stephen F. Austin and Samuel Williams. Four pages of a bifolium, on seal paper of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, Sello Tercero; 8.5" x 12.75", San Fernando de Bexar, May 20, 1833. A period fair copy of the cancellation of the empresario contract for the Nashville Company, in favor of a new contract with Stephen F. Austin. Page one reads, in part: "the foreigner Sterling C. Robertson, as agent for the company of Nesh=vville [sic] which in April of the year 1825 contracted with the Government of this state an empresa to Colonize the territories of Texas conducted by the citizen of the United States of the North Roberto Leptvich, and whose contract was annulled - in light of not having completed in the six years the plans that were proposed..." The document goes on to state that a new contract for colonization undertaken by "Estevan Austin y Samuel M Williams" is issued.

    Pages two and three of the agreement outline the lands to be used, and states that Austin and Williams will bring 800 families, Mexican and foreign, to colonize the lands that are being awarded. Of particular note is Article 7 which states that the Empresarios will not allow criminals or derelicts, and explicitly forbids the trade of arms with the Indians. Manuscript ends abruptly on page four. Overall condition is excellent, with uneven toning and a few spots of paper loss occurring at the folds or as a result of ink-burn.

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