[Transcript of Letter from Emily M. Perry to Stephen F. Austin, January 9, 1825] Page: 1 of 4
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I received oy ny i^-^r di^tnero la^tt?r, ai,d am
truij, Utitn^.eu. to lAftn ':i..t y^u '-<i<uT<3, Much io^ Sp 'rlta fi,r,d
^o A'.jcn dia,L,^3ihted ^y ;,.y i,<jt ietu.rrar.3 ^ith Brown, but I flatt-
er -y.. eLl ^^.\t loH.g tefcre triM cr.n-.-a to t-^n i th-t h-ct^er JaToa
WAii y-^A, 6r...t you ure Letter Teeo-ctl^d to f'e step
i ^vo tig I can oaauie you I very ha^.,y in ^ne
.f the cast, a^d a.;*t affectionate of K^sbande, and if I could
^t.Ay fii*s,ter n^oelf ti.at I ^r.ould see ?r.y dear Rrot-er in t'ia
Co.atyy course ai n^(t) year I should ce ^uite bi^at —
but I 6 ink of your Runner of living the diat.nce that
. A8 Letv.een ud; ,-And above ^11 tre deep dejection, (w ich Hail
rotreggr.tfd you to oe in) I raproch myaelf for net aaorcfiding
py h^.-pinejs ^or ^o ^ocd ^nd de^r a Friend; their ig not a
I ^ J *y Read jn ay ^iliJK cut *t:at ?cy thou hta are
-aitn y..u, ^,d aro*K, I **<" vary s-noR tn t yuu cuuld ':-**$ auch
**rr.^a,^ji. cnt*i to vi^it ti.ig Country ae*(t) Sprin.--, even if
y^u co^t(d) nut :tore t.^H a or two, it is t^e o^in-
i'JH oi ^erry ^*d l^weia Scott and Cook ti"<&.t thf
pro^^rt^ t,;'.y 3^tner n*'Ort^^^-.:d to t^g bunk ^i-h(t) &-e re-
covered ay hio ^ciyo; wnicn include the improvements, -%nd r?.oot
va.imiole 4i,;iK8-- ^rice ia trying 'o ncll the truct, 1. j I
gas told ^ few days ain^e, ti^t he intends to lay off ^ street
t^ro.<--*<<. ^^ torMt A 9Qu&r& of lots &nd &e3i t?*ef&
out—ii there ia ever a trial x.ds to recover f a property it
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[Transcript of Letter from Emily M. Perry to Stephen F. Austin, January 9, 1825], letter, January 9, 1825; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth217215/m1/1/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.