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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Isabella, 1451- Queen of Castile and Leon; born in Madrigal, Old Castile, April 23, 1451; lived in retirement with her mother, a daughter of John II., of Portugal, until her twelfth year. At the age of eleven years she was betrothed to Carlos,
robably from the effects of poison.
Henry now made an arrangement by which Isabella was recognized as heir to Castile and Leon, with the right to choose her own husband, subject to the King's approval.
She chose Ferdinand, Prince of Aragon, who sig ge contract at Cervera, Jan. 7, 1469, guaranteeing to his betrothed all the essential rights of sovereignty in Castile and Leon.
King Henry, offended because his sister would not marry the King of Portugal, sent a force to seize her person.
She esc 69, in the cathedral there.
Civil war ensued.
The King died late in 1474, and Isabella was declared Queen of Castile and Leon; but her authority was not fully recognized until after a war with the King of Portugal, who was affianced to Juana, the
State of Texas, The first European settlement made in Texas was by La Salle, in 1685, by accident. In 1689 Captain De Leon, a Spanish officer, was sent to drive out the French. He found them scattered, and the next year he returned with 110 men and some friars, and on the site of a fort built by La Salle, on Matagorda Bay, established a Spanish mission. A Spanish governor, with troops, was State seal of Texas. sent thither in 1691, but Indian hostilities and menaces of famine caused the settlement to be abandoned in 1693. In 1714 the French again attempted to plant settlements in Texas, under the direction of Crozat, of Louisiana. Soon afterwards (1715) Spanish missions were planted at various points in the present domain of Texas; the name of New Philippines was given to the country, and a governorgeneral was appointed. The Indians slaughtered the people at some of the missions, and in 1765 there were not more than 750 white inhabitants in Texas. Texas was a part of