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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 8 0 Browse Search
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, however, before completing his arrangements, leaving the execution of his scheme to his son, Stephen F. Austin. Stephen Austin, like his father, was a man of large designs and excellent administrative ability. Though an enthusiast, he was prudMexico, that he obtained a confirmation of his contract. The large civil powers granted to empresarios were exercised by Austin in the interests of the colonists, and his high qualities as a man gave to his enterprise a success not achieved by otheren known, were expelled by the colonists, and the foundations of the future republic were solidly laid. In June, 1825, Mr. Austin contracted for the introduction of 500 families; and Texas seemed destined to advance rapidly in her career of progress. In 1826 an abortive insurrection, known as the Fredonian War, occurred at Nacogdoches, in which Austin and his colony did not sympathize. It had, however, the effect of arousing the suspicions of the Mexican Government, which gradually set on