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[Transcript of an essay by Stephen F. Austin concerning the law of April 6, 1830, [May 18, 1830?]]

Description: Copy of transcript for an essay written by Stephen F. Austin, in which Austin addresses the history of Texas and the negative effects of the law of April 6, 1830, which ended immigration from the United States. Austin also argues that Texas would not economically benefit from separating from Mexico.
Date: [1830-05-18?]
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of army orders made by Sam Houston, March 2, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for army orders made by Sam Houston stating that independence has been declared and that citizens must march to the aid of the army fighting at Béxar. Also, Houston reports that it is rumored that the Mexican army may be moving to Gonzales.
Date: March 2, 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of bond originally held by Peter M. Hughes, November 2, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a bond for a piece of land originally sold to Peter M. Hughes by John Austin on behalf of Stephen F. Austin on March 17, 1833. The bond was then transferred from Hughes to J. Vaughan on December 20, 1833. Ownership of the bond was eventually transferred to Josiah T. Harrell and Leman Kelay who cancelled the bond and obtained a deed for the land on November 2, 1836.
Date: November 2, 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of file of documents concerning Santa Anna and issues relating to Texas's independence, November 25, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a file with multiple documents concerning Santa Anna and issues relating to Texas's independence. Documents include: 1. a copy of the secret treaty between Santa Anna and Texas; 2. a statement by Santa Anna to Texas; 3. a copy of the public treaty between Santa Anna and Texas; 4. a memorandum regarding the treaties and communications with the United States; 5. a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Collinsworth and Grayson; 6. a letter from Stephen F. Austin to an unknown recipient; 7. a letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. H. Benton; 8. a letter from Sam Houston to Andrew Jackson; and 9. a description of the boundaries and size of Texas by Stephen F. Austin.
Date: November 25, 1836
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter About Troop Movement, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter reporting about the movement of Mexican troops coming to San Antonio under the guise of keeping the Native Americans subjected, although they have not exhibited hostile activity.
Date: 1835-06~
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter, April 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter, on April 13, 1835, discussing the sending of two soldiers in plain clothes to subscribe to a gazette in a different town.
Date: April 13, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter, April 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter, on April 20, 1835, noting the receipt of letters from Captain Antonio Tenorio, which discuss the lack of resources and criticisms in Galveston. The author asks for money from the government to give to the battalion in Galveston.
Date: April 20, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter, December 7, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from, on December 7, 1830, denouncing Alexander Tomson, James Ledbetter, Thomas Sherman, and Overton Hennesy, who immigrated illegally to Texas.
Date: December 7, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter Discussing Customs Department, November 7, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from, on November 7, 1830, discussing the creation of a customs department in San Bernardo, Galveston, and Nacogdoches, and their reasons for it. They also discuss a man they wish to use his influence to help this project along.
Date: November 7, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History