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[Transcript of Agreement between Stephen F. Austin and Bartlett Sims, June 19, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for an agreement between Stephen F. Austin and Bartlett Sims, in which Austin agrees to pay Sims one half league of premium land by the Colorado River in exchange for improvements to the league at the head of Bay Prairie. Austin has already paid Sims cash for a portion of the cost of the improvements.
Date: June 19, 1830
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Colonization Contract between Stephen F. Austin and George Sutherland, February 19, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a colonization contract between Stephen F. Austin and George Sutherland stipulating fees and terms. Families represented by Smith include: John Sutherland, William Manifee, William Heard, Joseph Rector, William Pride, Jesse White, Benjamin S. White, Samuel Rogers, Robert G. Grozier.
Date: February 19, 1830
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Colonization Contract between Stephen F. Austin and James N. Smith, February 26, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a colonization contract between Stephen F. Austin and James N. Smith stipulating fees and terms. Families represented by Smith include: William Haskins, Pulaski Dudley and Mary Smith. Also included are rough descriptions of where each families' league is located.
Date: February 26, 1830
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Byrd Lockhart to Stephen F. Austin, October 25, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Byrd Lockhart to Stephen F. Austin, in which Lockhart informs Austin that he has completed surveys for two leagues of land within the Austin colony and offers to continue surveying in the Western section of the colony. Lockhart requests instruction regarding the settlement of the prairie country and asks for news regarding the arrival of his petition.
Date: October 25, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Chamberlain Jones to Stephen F. Austin, October 10, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Chamberlain Jones to Stephen F. Austin, in which Chamberlain informs Austin that he has purchased part of John Cummings' interest in the silver mine on the Trinity River. Jones requests further information regarding plans to put bring the mine into production, as well as, the current value of the mineral. Jones also suggests to Austin that would be to the benefit of the enterprise to arrange a meeting of the shareholders in the coming year.
Date: October 10, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from D. W. Smith to Stephen F. Austin, March 16, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from D. W. Smith to Stephen F. Austin, in which Smith informs Austin that a former colleague of his, whom he dispatched to Saltillo in order to sell several hundred pounds of calico, has decided to keep the money instead of returning the proceeds to Matamoras. Smith appeals to Austin for assistance in notifying the local authorities in the area and having him arrested if he is identified. Smith includes a description of the fugitive.
Date: March 18, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Edward L. Pettit to Stephen F. Austin, January 6, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Edward L. Pettit to Stephen F. Austin in which Pettit informs Austin of his impending arrival in New Orleans with several other passengers bound for the colony. Pettit also appeals to Austin to reserve the five leagues of land if the government approves his land grant application.
Date: January 6, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Francis Moore to Stephen F. Austin, September 27, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Francis Moore to Stephen F. Austin, in which Moore explains that he has not been in San Felipe to obtain the title for his land because he is awaiting word that the survey has been completed - at which time he plans to travel to San Felipe to obtain the land title.
Date: September 27, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Henry Doyle to Stephen F. Austin, September 21, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Henry Doyle to Stephen F. Austin, in which Doyle expresses his desire to relocate to the colony, where he feels he may be useful both as a private individual and as a teacher. He requests Austin's thoughts regarding his immigration.
Date: September 21, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Hugh McGuffin to Stephen F. Austin, April 25, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Hugh McGuffin to Stephen F. Austin, in which McGuffin expresses his gratitude to Austin for granting his son a quarter of a league of land in the colony. McGuffin also appeals to Austin to protect his son's claim while he is visiting his father's home - flooding has delayed his return to Texas. Finally, McGuffin informs Austin of his plans to send his second eldest son to the colony as well, and asks Austin to look over both of them.
Date: April 25, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Ira Ingram to Stephen F. Austin, April 21, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Ira Ingram to Stephen F. Austin, in which Ingram informs Austin of his father-in-law, brother-in-law and his own intentions to settle in Texas. Ingram also specifies which leagues each man would prefer and requests that Austin do whatever is in his power to secure those lands.
Date: April 21, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History