The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907 Page: 346
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346 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
pers the wind to the shorn lamb-it tis the cup of affliction that
chastens, and brightens the pearls scattered before us here and
sometimes prepares us for that hereafter, where the weary are at
rest and the wicked cease from troubling.
I am sorry to inform you my family is reduced from a state
of affluence to a state-of poverty and I cannot in Justice to my-
self and children give up what is due from T. R...... and C.
A...... At the time they requested me to give up my share
of the back rents my dear Husband was in affluence and I never
expected to want a dollar. I am now dependent upon my son
in law, my son S. F. Austin is in Texas waiting the arrival of
his father and it will be long before he can know the great loss
he has met with, my son James B. A. went to Lexington three
years ago to finish his education and such has been my distressed
situation and the great difficulty of getting money, it was not
in my power to make him a remittance during the long absence
of his Father. It was on his account I requested you to collect
my share of the rent and sent it on in post notes or the U. S.
paper-receiving no answer to my letter I concluded it never
reached you and his father intended sending him money from
New Orleins and I have no recourse left but getting the money
from T. R ...... It tis painful to my feelings to demand it as
I once gave him reason to think I had given it up. Be assured
my good friend nothing but necessity has induced me to trouble
you again with this business-it will add to the numerous obli-
gations I am already under to you and my much esteemd friend
Mrs. Sharp. Present my affectionate regards to her-I know
her friendly heart ,will simpathize with me in my sorrows. Tell
her it would give me much pleasure to hear from her and all old
Pardon the incorrectness of this hasty scrall the mail is closing
and I must put an end to this ill wrote letter. I left my Daugh-
ter well a few days ago. -She has three fine sons'-were she here
she would join me in best wishes for your health & Happiness.
I am your sincere friend
1William Joel, Moses Austin, and Guy M. Bryan.
20n the back of the letter are the following address and endorsements:
Edward Sharp Esquire
State of New Jersey
Received Aug. 25th, 1821."
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