[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Description:

1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).

Creator(s): Copeland, Nicholas
Location(s):
Creation Date: April 25, 1835
Partner(s):
Other
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 300
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Correspondent):
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 25, 1835
  • Digitized: December 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Robertson County
Place
United States - Texas - Leon County
Place
United States - Texas - Madison County
Era
Mexican Texas, 1821-1835
Date
April 25, 1835
Description:

1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).

Note:

from the personal collection of Sandra Burns of Dallas.

Physical Description:

handwritten letter

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): El Camino Real | Trinity River | Old San Antonio Road | Russells Ferry | Robbins Ferry
Contributor(s):
Added Title: NicholasCopelandLetter
Partner:
Other
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21088
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text
Rights:
Access: Public