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[Document concerning Slasi Albrecht's travel to Texas, October 9 and October 26, 1843]

Description: Document describing how Slasi Albrecht will have to pawn his goods for the 45 francs given him as an advance to help pay his expense for travel to Texas. Signed Slasi Albrecht in Neufreystaedt on October 9, 1843. Receipt of francs acknowledge below and signed by Albrecht in Antwerp on October 26, 1843.
Date: 1843-10-09/1843-10-26
Creator: Albrecht, Slasi
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, November 20, 1843]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] regarding the business of colonization. He discusses convoys of colonists, a box he is sending to Louis, a letter from the boatman Meyer's daughter, and how busy he is.
Date: November 20, 1843
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, December 26, 1843]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] regarding business and colonization matters. He instructs Louis to make sure to purchase long staple cotton and informs him that a third expedition will take place, provided the weather is good. Short note at end by August [Huth].
Date: December 26, 1843
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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

Description: Letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to H[enri] Castro regarding difficulties with some laborers. The election resulted in five men being chosen as Colonel, Lt. Colonel, Captain and 1st and 2nd Lieutenants. He also shares that an axle was broken on a cart and it has not rained. Pages 210, verso, and 211, recto, of letter book. Page 211, verso, of letter book contains various small segments of letters and notes.
Date: 1844-01/1845-01
Creator: Huth, Louis
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letters from Ludwig and August Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, March 21, 1844 and April 12, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig] Huth to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] regarding Casette's refusal to marry. He also tells him that he is sending Philipp Schneider, a gardener, at his own expense and that he is to work Huth's land until his passage is repaid. Mr. Reigert is taking grape sprouts to Texas and hopes to make wine. At the end is a short letter from August [Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] regarding two boxes of wicker and that Maas has gotten married.
Date: 1844
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, March 10, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig] Huth to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] regarding Schneider and enclosing the agreement with him that he will work the land in Texas in order to pay off his passage. He also mentions Kramp and his emigrants and the current expedition of 21 Swiss emigrants. Postscript states that Schneider can shear sheep.
Date: March 10, 1844
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from August Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, April 7, 1844]

Description: Letter from August [Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] informing him that he has spoken to Castro about the terrible position Louis found himself in when he arrived in Galveston and did not find any agents awaiting him. He lets Louis know that if things don't work out in Texas, he is welcome to come back.
Date: April 7, 1844
Creator: Huth, August
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, May, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig] Huth to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] informing him that Maas wanted to leave on the Ocean but met a woman and got married and so will be leaving on the Marie Jeannette. He states that the new batch of emigrants is full of good hardworking people.
Date: May 1844
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, November 28, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] in which he tells of the preparation for the large expedition of colonists including Rev. Pfanner. He lists other people with whom Louis might want to make acquaintance. Unsigned. Dated November 28, 1844 in Mannheim.
Date: November 28, 1844
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, December 18, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] expressing the sacrifice he had to make in order to get the expedition of 200 colonists off. His health suffered greatly because of the stress. He also discusses several individuals who took advantage of colonists by tricking them into paying them their passage money. Includes a list of items sent on the last boat: sickles, harness, string, wine vinegar, etc. Unsigned. Dated December 18, 1844 in Neufreystaedt.
Date: December 18, 1844
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[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

[Jesuit sermon, 1845]

Description: Jesuit sermon delivered in 1845 in Munich.
Date: 1845
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, February 28, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] detailing which letters have been received, sent and answered. He goes on to discuss in detail a financial disagreement themselves and a friend of Castro's in Paris. He asks several questions regarding the land in Texas and discusses the unusually long, severe winter and how it has affected their colonization plans. A copy of a letter from someone in Altdorf stating that a widow had returned from Texas and was telling everyone how horrible it was and how her husband starved to death. As a result, few colonists were willing to come from her town. He also discusses Pfanner's plans and a financial disagreement with Isabelle.
Date: February 28, 1845
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History