Stephen F. Austin, Plan for the Organization of Congress for the Empire of Mexico, April 8, 1823
In the commentary, Lamar refers to James Wilkinson, a former governor of the Louisiana Territory and accused co-conspirator of Aaron Burr. Like Austin, Wilkinson was in Mexico City seeking an empresario grant. He was to die there in 1825 still waiting for approval. Lamar also refers to Erasmo Segun, a San Antonio political figure who served as the Texas representative to the congress that wrote the Mexican Constitution of 1824. Segun was in Mexico City from December 1823 to September 1824 working to promote liberal colonization laws to benefit both his native San Antonio constituents and Anglo-American settlers. Segun was the father of Texas revolutionary hero Juan Segun.
Stephen F. Austin, Plan for the Organization of Congress for the Empire of Mexico, April 8, 1823, copy by Lamar. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #47. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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