Though he was broke, Moses Austin was not deafeated. He had profited once by moving to a Spanish land.
Moses Austin was born in Connecticut and grew up there.
Moses Austin went to meet with a Spanish Governor Antonio María Martínez, however, Antonio did not like U.S. citizens. So he made Moses leave.
Moses then met a Dutch Businessman, Baron de Bastrop. He left the Netherlands because he was accused of theft, his original name was Philip Hedrik Nearing Bögel. And went to San Antonio and lived with his new title.
Satisfied, Austin returned to Missouri to await news. In the springs of 1821, he learned that Spanish officials aggreed to his plan.