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Glossary of Terms



alcalde- mayor or judge


ayuntamiento- city council


Bexareños- people of Bexar, usually referring to the people of the ayuntamiento of Bexar for this project


coahuiltejanos- citizens of Coahuila y Tejas


empresario- a land agent or land contractor under the system used by the Mexican government as a means of colonization


jefe de partido- chief of the department


jefe politico- political chief


league - a unit of distance equal to 3.0 statute miles (4.8 kilometers).


remonstrance- an expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially a formal statement of grievances.