[Transcript of letter from Henry Smith to Stephen F. Austin, January 30, 1836] Page: 1 of 2
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San Felipe Austin
J&nuary GO, 10 0.
I have juct r cc'.vcd by ::;il fro: n. ^4^ your frvour of
the 10*" Inst, sic ot y the Co: :^asioncrn, of which y u a.c one, *^*Mmr
together with tho otl;ulr.ti <nc of - contract ^ - load of $200,000,
And lr.;,t r:i^t by cay of Vclasco— the s no inprint, with a letter form
J. A. "harton, Pho jnc!. arrived in the Liberty, he wrote in hrote,
anc? elves no^a:ticu.lars, I !x-ve not had tine to cxanine ant? u*^est
the sti^.\ilati-./nj} rspectin^j t^c Loan but i'elyin^ on ''''.-ur Letter
nent, r.sve no doubt you have ;onc veil—
I r.n l;j(.ccd ^roua to see th:t you ^rve u, itc^ in centir.c.it
reppectinn the proper position for us to take at the next Ccnvonti..n
Happy no aid it liye been for Tcrac had your co?,cui-i enco in th t matter
been manifested sooner. Much evil, discordant felling, nd dinorrr&-
isation has ?jroun out o,. the multifarious plars s .jested on that sub-
All or^ani^atiun pla^^od by tne last Convention has becL subverted
The Co^ar^ler in Cheif has been superceded and the / my disorrauized and
thrown Into confusion, The fro tier exposed, Bexar, the reduction of
which h s cost us so ruch, lc,'t in xR a deenccless situation, and threat-
ened with invasions by a strong Mexican Amy, who hearing of its defence-
less situation have detcrnined to retake it, This is tr.ly discourrrir^,
and la; Icon brought about by the banefull influenrg of persons uh^arr
inimical to the true an^ honest interests of the country ;ided by the
vi'e rinchinrtions of a corrupt council. In c .nsequcnce of r/hlch, I
have been conpcllcc- to adjourn them until the first of March when the
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[Transcript of letter from Henry Smith to Stephen F. Austin, January 30, 1836], letter, January 30, 1836; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth216973/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.