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[Document regarding the founding of Castroville]

Description: Document regarding the founding of Castroville on the banks of the Medina in the province of San Antonio de Bexar. Gives potential emigrants information about price of passage, cost of farm animals in Texas, and lists items emigrating families should bring with them, including kitchen utensils, farming implements, seeds and other items.
Date: 1845
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, November 26, 1844]

Description: Letter from H[enri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] regarding a shipment of plows and a contract with Higginbotham, a copy of which is included, signed R. J. Higginbotham and dated November 22, 1844 in San Antonio. He also discusses various small matters related to the running of the colony.
Date: November 26, 1844
Creator: Castro, Henri
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from William Elliot to Ferdinand Louis Huth, November 29, 1844]

Description: Letter from Wm. Elliot to [Ferdinand Louis] Huth telling him when letters for Castro must be there in order to go off with the post and asking him to inform people that he cannot pay any drafts for fifteen days.
Date: November 29, 1844
Creator: Elliot, William
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Wm. Elliot to Ferdinand Louis Huth, December 9, 1844]

Description: Letter from Wm. Elliot to [Ferdinand] Louis Huth regarding payment of drafts. He also states his opinion that Higginbottom "deserves a scalding" for not delivering bacon and mail on time.
Date: December 9, 1844
Creator: Elliot, William
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Receipt for 10 francs, March 30, 1844]

Description: Receipt for 10 francs. Dated March 30, 1844 in San Antonio. "Received from Mr. Louis Huth on behalf of Mr. H[enr]i Castro in Paris."
Date: March 30, 1844
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History