The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923

THE
SOUTHWESTERN HISTORICAL
QUARTERLY
VOL. XXVI OCTOBER, 1922 No. 2
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contributors to THR QUARTERLY
THE HISTORY OF A TEXAS SLAVE PLANTATION
1831-63*
ABIGAIL CURLEE
I
JAMES F. PERRY'S REMOVAL TO TEXAS FROM MISSOURI AND SET-
TLEMENT AT PEACI POINT, 1831
In May, 1824, Stephen Fuller Austin and James E. Brown
Austin were making plans to move their mother, the widow of
Moses Austin, and their widowed sister, Mrs. Emily Margaret B.
Bryan, from Missouri to Texas. Stephen drew up minute and
definite instructions for James E. B., who was to go to Missouri
and conduct them to Texas. He wrote:
Be very particular to collect all the little property that Emily
has and provide well for them on the journey, bring all their
beds and bedding and pot kettle and crockery ware &c that are
of light carriage, and bring all kinds of garden seeds and roots,
particularly nectarenes Peach, Pairs Grapes &c &c-Currants-
Gooseberry-Rose Roots. . . . I am most in favor of your
coming by land-bring the family of negroes that Emily has at
all hazards and I will settle with Bryan for them-if you can get
Luck and Babtiste and Pool without paying too much money do
so and not without
You must bring a good sett of blacksmith tools-Some homeade
cloth for me for summer and winter clothing. I wish all the
family to wear nothing else-.
have a good tent provided for the road and bring as
*Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the Uni-
versity of Texas for the degree of Master of Arts, June, 1922.

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