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[Transcript of Address to the the People of Texas by the Central Committee, October 28, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for an address to the People of Texas by the Central Committee, in which the committee encourages members of their constituency to be tempered in their adoption of revolutionary views and behaviors regarding Mexico. The committee warns of consequences of a hasty civil war and reminds the people of moderate responsiveness on the part of the Mexican government, citing the repeal of the Law of April 6, 1830, and the establishment of state-specific trial by jury.
Date: October 28, 1834
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, in which the commissioners discuss a proposal to travel to purchase a steamboat for protection of the coastlines and to ensure safe transportation of troops, immigrants and supplies. Over the course of the correspondence, the commissioners agree on the total amount and terms of the loan that will pay for the vessel.
Date: January 21, 1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter, April 4, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter, on April 4, 1835, asking for money for gunpowder and guns, as well as land, to fight the Comanches.
Date: April 4, 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 from A. Ponton to Mr. Borden, February 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from A. Ponton to Mr. Borden, in which Ponton requests information regarding his father's deed. Ponton reports that he has written several times in order to obtain the deed and that he has not received any news.
Date: February 13, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from B. Sims to Gail Borden, March 30, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from B. Sims to Gail Borden, in which Sims requests plotting paper in order to complete his survey work, as well as, a sketch from survey work done on the head of the Navordad and Buckners Creek.
Date: March 30, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Bartlett Sims to Gail Borden, Jr., April 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Bartlett Sims to Gail Borden, Jr., in which he describes details pertaining to land surveys done below Old San Antonio Road and west of the Colorado River. Sims also asks Borden to send a sketch of surveys done on the Navidad so that he can identify vacant lands and survey those areas.
Date: April 20, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, July 12, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, in which Ayers requests Borden's assistance in storing and locating survey field notes for the league that he has cleared. Ayers also requests that Borden have the deeds drawn up and sent to the judge.
Date: July 12, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, July 22, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, in which Ayers informs Borden that Judge Ewing is planning to travel to his home in the next week and requests that the Hanks and Shaw deeds be drawn up before that time.
Date: July 22, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Domingo de Ugartechea, April 27, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Domingo de Ugartechea, on April 27, 1835, discussing the request by the Mexican government for more troops to be sent to Monclova, and the naming of a man to a military position.
Date: April 27, 1835
Creator: Ugartechea, Domingo de
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Edmund Andrews to James F. Perry, October 23, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Edmund Andrews to James F. Perry, in which Andrews informs Perry that he is prepared to send insurance paperwork as soon as he receives the name of the intended recipient. Andrews also reports that there is a bar of iron and a letter from Mexico waiting for Perry.
Date: October 23, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Edmund Andrews to James F. Perry, October 26, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Edmund Andrews to James F. Perry, in which Andrews reports that the bill of lading should be arriving soon and the document will enable Perry will able to recover the financial losses incurred when several items of his merchandise, being shipped on the Empress, were thrown overboard. Andrews also reports that an angry customer broke in to his store, and that his cook was taken away by Mr. Randon.
Date: October 26, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Elias R. Wightman to Gail Borden, April 17, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Elias R. Wightman to Gail Borden, regarding the survey of lands near Live Oak Bayou, between Trespalacios and San Bernardo, and the peninsula. There have been recent requests to adjust league plots, and Wightman argues that as the original surveyor of those plots, he should should be responsible for making any adjustments. Wightman also identifies several land owners from which survey fees have not been collected.
Date: April 17, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History