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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

[Letters from Ferdinand Louis Huth to Henri Castro and William Elliot, October, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to [Henri] Castro. He first discusses the states of finances relating to Elliot and Callaghan and laments that he has not enough cash to purchase the necessary supplies but he states that he purchased two cows and a wagon. He also says that Mr. Solms and his wife have arrived and will be getting their fathers to come also. Also, letter to W. Elliot regarding two dollars' worth of bacon. Also, document regarding their lack of flour and asking someone to bring some next week. Pages 208 (verso), 209, and 210 (recto) of letter book.
Date: October 1844
Creator: Huth, Louis
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History