Erasmos Seguin took his seat in the Mexican constitutional assembly on Dec. 11, 1823, as the one deputy from the province of Texas.

Stephen F. Austin could not have made a better friend in 1821 than the patriarch of the Seguin clan. Sent by the governor to welcome Moses Austin back to Texas, Erasmos met instead the young foreigner who hoped to pick up where his dead dad had left off.

Bartee Haile writes This Week In Texas History which appears every Sunday. 

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Outstanding column and extremely revealing, as the vast majority of people in Seguin know only a portion of this story. I myself knew only a smattering of what you’ve noted here.

More need to read the history of the people and events which shaped our country, as there are many lessons in there to help us avoid making mistakes. In addition, sometimes it’s just fun to hear the stories!

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