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[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 James Kerr to Stephen F. Austin, August 5, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James Kerr to Stephen F. Austin in which Kerr informs Austin that Capt. Chrisman delgated the task of surveying a piece of land to Kerr. However, another man, Bording, insisted that Kerr had no right to do the work.
Date: August 5, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from R. W. Wells to J. F. and S. Perry, July 21, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from R. W. Wells to James F. Perry and S. Perry, in which Wells explains that he has been tasked with collecting a debt but that he is experiencing difficulty in locating the necesssary persons. Wells acknowledges Perry's desire to avoid frivolous lawsuits, but informs Perry that Campbell is completely insolvent and requests direction regarding whether or not to sue Campbell once he is found.
Date: July 21, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Mozea Rousseau to Stephen F. Austin, September 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Mozea Rousseau to Stephen F. Austin, in which Rousseau expresses his disappointment and frustration with Austin and complains of unfair treatment regarding the location of his land. Rousseau appeals to Austin for assurances that there will be no future interference with attempts to procure a piece of land in a decent location.
Date: September 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 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 N. Hutchison to James Perry, August 7, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from N. Hutchison to James F. Perry, in which Hutchison expresses his concern over recent changes to the colonization laws regarding United States citizens. Having previously made arrangements for land in the Mexican provinces, Hutchison requests further information from Perry regarding the political stability of the region.
Date: August 7, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Collins introduces his friend and fellow soldier in the Louisiana Guard, Mr. Robert C. Morris. Collins vouches for Morris' skill as a soldier and tactician, as well as, his sincere loyalty to the causes of his countrymen. Collins also asks where his service is needed the most.
Date: October 20, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Committee of Safety of the Jurisdiction of Austin, October 4, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Committee of Safety of the Jurisdiction of Austin, regarding the declaration of war by the people of Texas against Mexican military despotism. Austin reports that the Mexican military at Bexar has advanced to Gonzales but that Texans agree that the first strategic victory for the revolution should be to take Bexar and drive out the Mexican military there, before the campaign closes. Austin asks the committee to circulate this news, and his request for military provisions and volunteers, to other communities.
Date: October 4, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas F. McKinney to James F. Perry, October 22, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas F. McKinney to James F. Perry, in which McKinney thanks Perry for the use of his "boy" in the completion of a challenging task. [It is unclear from this letter if "boy" is a diminutive way of addressing a male slave or if "boy" actually refers to Perry's son.]
Date: October 22, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from S. Rhoads Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, October 29, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from S. Rhoads Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, regarding Gomez-Farias leaving Brazos to interview with Austin. Fisher informs Austin that he is aware that the interview was planned to take place and that the Matagorda Committee of Safety has been awaiting news from Austin.
Date: October 29, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Fisher updates Austin on the movement of Mexican troops, his opinion of Mexican generals involved in the war, the position of various politicians throughout Mexico on separation from Mexico, his interpretation of events that have transpired, and predictions about the strategic decisions to be made by both the Mexican and rebel leadership.
Date: October 20, 1835
Item Type: Letter
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 Thomas J. Rusk to William E. Wallace, July 5, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Brigadier General Thomas J. Rusk to Captain William E. Wallace ordering Wallace to move his company to De Leon's Rancho on Garcitas Creek where he will join Captain William H. Smith's company. Rusk also orders Wallace to arrest any men who attempt to desert the army.
Date: July 5, 1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History