The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 238
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238 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Coll. Thorn has sent you a letter by me on the subject, We, him &
myself think it advisable for you to have an agent appointed in
Nacogdoches, he says he is willing to act for you if you wish him,
but he expects to start in a day or two for New Orleans and be
absent two months, there ought to be some person there authorised
immediately, for since I left there, I have been informed of two
more families that have been stoped, and detain'd,- I have been
particular in giving the particulars of my detention, to you, in order
that, you may have a clear view of the impediment, emigrants will
meet in comeing to the colonies- So soon as I can, I expect to see
you, but cannot for a few days,-Majr. Robertson has inform'd you
that I am interested in the settlement of this colony,-
Respectfully your most
TEXAS, AUSTIN's COLONY, April 9th 1831
I am sorry to be compelled to trouble you with a few lines, but
nescesity forces me to do it, I arrived with my own, and eight
more families, on the 2nd Inst. at Harrisburgh, at which place I
learn'd that, the families that I had brought out Last fall were or-
dered below the St. Antonio road, and that they had all mov'd
down, the most of them to Mr. Milligans, I immediately went to St.
Phillippi, to know the particulars, while there an order arrived, that
all the families and myself, should return, to the, U. S. I at first
concluded to go immediately but all with whom I convers'd at
St. Phillipi, advised me to wait, and petion for priviledge to remain
in this colony, and become a settler here, I have arranged all my
business in the U. S. and came with view to become a permanent
residentor in this country, and has sacrificed much, and underwent
a great deal of fatigue, and trouble, to get here, if we have to re-
turn, it will break us all prety well- I anticipated no such diffi-
culities, or I never should have engaged in the business, but re-
main'd where I was well setled in Tennessee--
As I believe it is in your power to do more with the government,
and with GCenl. Teran, .than any one else, and believing that you are
dispos'd to be friendly toward us, I now take the liberty to request
you, to interceed for us in any way your discretion, may point out,
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