The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 142
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Antonio Road, collecting his colonists at various points as he pro-
ceeded. In the meantime, seed, tools, and other supplies necessary
for the settlement were to be sent by sea to the month of the Colo-
rado. It was for this purpose that the Lively, a small schooner of
some thirty tons burden was purchased by the partners in November,
1821; she was loaded with provisions and tools1, and, according to
the journal of one of the emigrants, Lewis by name, sailed for the
Colorado on the twenty-second or twenty-third of the same month.2
The little boat carried the following passengers besides the crew:
William Little, in charge of the company, the two brothers Lovelace,
Holstein and Phelps, nephews of the Lovelaces, Harrison and his
servant, Captain Ginnings [perhaps meant for Jennings], Butler,
Nelson, James Beard, Beddinger, Wilson, Williams, Mattigan,
Thompson, Willis, O'Neal, and two or three more whose names
Lewis could not remember. It is interesting to note that several
(perhaps six) of these had accompanied Austin on his exploring
tour through Texas some months before. The Lovelace brothers,
now past middle-age, who had hunted and trapped over a very con-
siderable portion of the southwest and who were known as sub-
stantial planters of Louisiana, are said by Lewis to have befriended
Moses Austin on his return from his memorable trip to Texas in
1820-1. The acquaintance thus formed, if Lewis' statement is
correct, ripened into a business connection by which one or both
of the brothers acquired some kind of an interest in the Texas col-
ony. One of them provided Stephen Austin with the greater part
of the means for the purchase of the Lively and on one or two other
occasions furnished him with smaller sums.3
1 Statement presented to - Martin, relative to the settlement of the
business between S. F. Austin and the late J. H. Hawkins. Austin Papers,
Collection of Hon. Guy M. Bryan, A 30.
a Lewis' journal was written some fifty-two years afterwards, and is not
reliable except as to events in which he actually participated, and even
then must be accepted with caution. It is a very long document, and as it
records the minutest details, must have been written from notes made on
the spot or soon afterwards. My notes were made from a copy in the
Austin Papers, Q 16. (Since the above was written a part of the journal
has been printed in the QUARTERLY for July, 1899. The remainder is
printed in this number).
8 Statement . . . relative to settlement of the business between S.
F. Austin and the late J. H. Hawkins,' Austin Papers, Q 16.
G. W. Lovelace, Sicily Island, to S. F. Austin, enclosing account, Dec.
18, 1835, Austin Papers, Q 23.
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