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[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnet, June 10, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnet, on June 10, 1836, discussing the steps it is necessary to take before the United States government will recognize Texas as independent. He also briefly mentions the movement of troops from Kentucky.
Date: June 10, 1836
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Dr. Mac, April 26, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Dr. Mac, in which Austin agrees that the time has come for war with Mexico. Austin also writes that his service to Texas, including his imprisonment in Mexico, has left him in debt.
Date: April 26, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of letter from Stephen F. Austin to Governor Viesca, October 11, 1827]

Description: Copy of transcript for a translated letter from Stephen F. Austin to the Governor of Coahuila y Texas Jose Maria Viesca requesting permission to build a town outside of the borders of his colony. From Translations of Empresario Contracts, 1825-35, p. 131 (General Land Office).
Date: October 11, 1827
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Henry Smith, December 14, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Henry Smith, the Secretary of the Treasury, on December 14, 1836, enclosing letters authorizing William H. Wharton and Fairfax Catlett to draw on the Texas treasury to cover their expenses.
Date: December 14, 1836
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to J. B. Miller and P. W. Grayson, May 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to J. B. Miller and W. Grayson, in which Austin informs Miller and Grayson of his plans to return to Texas and expresses his belief that General Santa Anna is a friend to Texas. Austin also reports that that federal reforms taking place in Mexico could result in statehood for Texas and advises against further disturbances.
Date: May 13, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of letter from Stephen F. Austin to J. B. Miller and W. Grayson, May 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to J. B. Miller and W. Grayson informing them that the amnesty law published that month covers his case and that he will leave Mexico City after getting his bail bonds cancelled. Austin also mentions that Santa Anna has informed Austin that he is "friendly towards Texas." Austin asks Miller and Grayson to pass this letter along to his sister.
Date: May 13, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to J.H. Bell, October 16, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to J.H. Bell, in which Austin orders Bell to prevent any new settlers from traveling further than five miles below La Baddie [Bedias Road], because Mr. Kincheloe has already been given the authority to choose any tract above or below La Baddie. Austin also warns Hill to avoid giving settlement permits to anyone without proper recommendations, and to be cautious of incoming settlers from Red River because their traveling party may include criminals.
Date: October 16, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History