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[Transcript of letter from George Orr to Stephen F. Austin, September 14, 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Orr to Stephen F. Austin in which Orr provides documentation, including a letter from the captain of the militia, regarding Austin's order to deploy the militia in search of a band of the Hardin fugitives.
Date: September 10, 1828
Creator: Orr, George
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Paid Invoice for Items Purchased by Perry and Hunter from Chas. Harkness, October 16, 1830]

Description: Transcript of paid invoice for items purchased by Perry and Hunter from Chas. Harkness, including quantity, cash value, and packing details. A note on the second page of the document indicates that Ches. Harkness received James Franklin Perry's draft on G. Price and Morgan for the amount owed.
Date: October 16, 1830
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Henry F. Spear to Stephen F. Austin, May 28, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Henry F. Spear to Stephen F. Austin, in which Spear requests information and assistance regarding claims to land promised by the Mexican government in exchange for military service in the patriot army from 1812-1813. Spear's brother (deceased at the time of writing) fought in the patriot army and Spear is inquiring on behalf of his brother's heirs.
Date: May 28, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from William Bryan to Stephen F. Austin, June 11, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from William Bryan to Stephen F. Austin, in which Bryan attaches his first letter to Austin (stating his intention to immigrate to Texas), describes his efforts to promoting the interests of Texas, and requests that the government of Texas consider his citizenship from the date of his first letter.
Date: July 11, 1836
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Extract from a Letter from Texas, March 7, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript of an extract of a letter from Texas describing Stephen F. Austin's arrest in Saltillo: including the reasons provided in the Order of Arrest, Austin's treatment since his arrest, federal approval of a state-maintained court system, and immediate outcomes from the federal repeal of the Law of April 6, 1830.
Date: March 7, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from M. Austin Bryan to James F. Perry, September 1, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from M. Austin Bryan to James F. Perry, concerning a case filed against Stephen F. Austin by Mr. Bradley for a debt of seven-hundred dollars and asks for advice on the appropriate course of action. Bryan informs Perry that if the debt is not paid soon, Bradley will put out an execution order for Austin.
Date: September 1, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from the Members of the Ayunamiento of Liberty to The Congress of the United Mexican States, May 31, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from the Members of the Ayunamiento of Liberty to The Congress of the United Mexican States, in which the members ("memorialists"), pledge their continued allegiance to the Mexican government and apologize for any perceived treasonous activity associated with the Convention of 1833. Members also ask for the release of Stephen F. Austin from prison.
Date: May 31, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from the Members of the Ayunamiento of Mina to The Congress of the United Mexican States, July 23, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from the Members of the Ayunamiento of Mina to The Congress of the United Mexican States, in which the members pledge their continued allegiance to the Mexican government, and apologize for any perceived treasonous activity associated with the Convention of 1833. The members also ask for the release of Stephen F. Austin from prison.
Date: July 23, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from James Ladd to Stephen F. Austin, May 30, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James Ladd to Stephen F. Austin, in which Ladd requests any information concerning his son, (James Leanders S. Ladd), who left the United States with William A. Nixon in order to do business in San Antonio de Bexar. Ladd also requests information about the Austin Colony: resources, customs, productions, and the kinds of immigrants the Mexican government would prefer.
Date: May 30, 1834
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Official Order from General Cos to the Commander of Coahuila y Texas, August 15, 1835]

Description: The first page of this document is copy of a transcript of a letter to the citizens of Texans, questioning the arrest of Zavalla and calling it a "pretense by which to introduce [Mexican] troops" to Texas. The second page of this document is copy of a transcript for an official order from General Cos to the Commander Ugartachea, in which Cos orders Ugartachea to use whatever Calvary deployment necessary to arrest of Don Lorenzo de Zavala. Cos also orders Ugartachea to force all the inhabitants to Goliad, where customs officers will examine their accounts.
Date: August 15, 1835
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Daniel [Yeamans] to Gail Borden, August 15, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel [Yeamans] to Gail Borden, in which [Yeamans] requests that Thomas Tone or Borden select an available league of land of his and *others' behalf, enter it in the land office records, and have it cleared. *The others mentioned are Horace, Elias, and Erastus.
Date: August 15, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History