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[Transcript of Letter from Joseph Ficklin to Stephen F. Austin, June 16, 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Joseph Ficklin to Stephen F. Austin, in which Ficklin [the postmaster of Lexington, Kentucky at that time] informs Austin that the letter he has enclosed is for a member of the Austin colony, whose son is in Lexington, Kentucky. Ficklin also offers his observations regarding the young man's ability to behave well and his capacity to learn.
Date: June 16, 1828
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Joseph Rosati to James Perry, July 29, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Joseph Rosati to James Perry, on July 29, 1830, informing him that he must prove that his mother- and father-in-law were Catholics before their bodies can be buried in the St. Genevieve graveyard. Rosati suggests that they instead be placed in the Protestant cemetery of the same town.
Date: July 29, 1830
Creator: Rosati, Joseph
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Josh. Nelson to Stephen F. Austin, April 2, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Josh. Nelson to Stephen F. Austin, in which Nelson provides a character reference for Doctor Amos Pollard. Pollard is interested in settling in the Austin Colony. Nelson also provides an introduction for Asabel C. Holmes, a gentlemen from New Hampshire interested in becoming a citizen of Texas.
Date: April 2, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Juan Nepomuceno Peña]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Juan Nepomuceno Peña, discussing the author's joy at receiving people from all over the world to colonize Mexican Texas, as well as his excitement at receiving a letter from the Mexican president. He also discusses the Catholicism of the incoming settlers, and their need for a priest who understands English.
Date: unknown
Creator: Peña, Juan Nepomuceno
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Leona Vicario, April 4, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Leona Vicario, on April 4, 1835, discussing the colonists in Brazoria, who do not want any military positions.
Date: April 4, 1835
Creator: Vicario, Leona
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History