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GREVEMBERG, AGUSTÍN DE (?–?). Agustín de Grevemberg (Grevembert, Grevenden, Grevenverge), captain in the Attakapas Militia and the son of Louisiana explorer Juan Bautista Grevemberg and Ana María Chenal, was sent from Louisiana to San Fernando de Béxar in 1775 with a sergeant, three militiamen, and a cargo of merchandise along the Old San Antonio Road to trade for Texas mules and horses. The goods were temporarily confiscated, but the Spanish governor of Texas, Juan María Vicencio de Ripperdáqv, later returned the goods with a warning not to attempt to trade with Texas again. Trade between the two Spanish provinces was illegal, although contraband continued to flow in both directions.


Herbert Eugene Bolton, "The Spanish Abandonment and Re-occupation of East Texas, 1773–1779," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 9 (October 1905). Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46). Jack D. L. Holmes, Honor and Fidelity: The Louisiana Infantry Regiment and the Louisiana Militia Companies, 1766–1821 (Birmingham, Alabama, 1965).

Jack D. L. Holmes


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Jack D. L. Holmes, "GREVEMBERG, AGUSTIN DE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.