Part 1, Note 1

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Some individuals, who provided or promised to provide special services to the colony, were granted even larger tracts of land. Several later laws modified the amounts of land that were granted to new settlers, and the conditions under which the land was granted. Generally, the size of the land grants decreased over time. However, the constitution adopted by the Republic of Texas on March 17, 1836 allotted one square league and one labor (one twenty-fifth of a sitio, or about 177 acres) to married men and one-third of a square league (about 1476 acres) to single men, provided that they had lived in Texas on the day that independence was declared, March 2, 1836.