Historical Inaccuracies

RECEIVED Mon., June 22, 2015

Dear Editor,
    The much-ridiculed TV show Texas Rising set a new low for historical accuracy. Your article "Breaking the Chains" [News, June 19] follows suit. Moses Austin never immigrated to Texas. He received permission to bring settlers but died before he could do so. And it was the Spanish, not the Mexican, government which gave him permission to settle.
    His son, Stephen F. Austin, did not inherit land from Moses. By the time Stephen was in a position to bring settlers, Mexico had become independent, and the younger Austin had to apply anew to the Mexican government for permission to bring settlers.
    Finally, the article outdoes even Donald Trump, who merely disparages Mexicans, by simply wiping them off the map. That is the only way Texas could border on Central America.
Felipe Rosales
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