In 1824, the Law of Colonization was approved and encouraged businessmen to enter into contracts with the Mexican government to favor immigration. One of the people interested in this matter was Robert Owen, father of utopian socialism; In the woven cloth factory he had in England, Owen had organized a co-operation by which profit returned to the workers. As an initiative, Owen sent a document entitled "Message of the Mexican Republic". The citizen of the world, as it used to be called, had reflected and concluded that the true nature of man had not been understood and consequently had taught him from his childhood to act and think in a wrong way that caused him to produce evil instead of good. Owen was convinced that it was necessary to educate the new individual, unfamiliar with the bad influences of society. To carry out this project, it needed a territory free of any law and institution, where it could create a new state. He had discovered that the ideal place was Coahuila, Texas, at that time formed only one entity. In return for the donation of the territory, Mexico would free itself from the impending war with its northern neighbor and could also associate with a province inhabited by intelligent and superior men and with whom they could cohabit in peace. This human nucleus would give the world great scientific advances. Diplomatically, the Mexican government replied to Mr. Owen that although his plan was attractive and his idea beautiful, it was impossible to develop.