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[Contract between Huth and Castro, November 20, 1844]

Description: Document putting forth the contract between Huth and Castro detailing what is expected of Huth and what Castro will give him in return for services rendered. Signed Hr. Castro and Louis Huth in Castroville on November 20, 1844.
Date: November 20, 1844
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Contract between Huth and Castro, November 20, 1844]

Description: Document putting forth the contract between Huth and Castro detailing what is expected of Huth and what Castro will give him in return for services rendered. Signed Hr. Castro and Louis Huth in Castroville on November 20, 1844.
Date: November 20, 1844
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 103, August 27, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated August 27, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner. The newsletter has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. He states that it is a beautiful country, but hot and dry and while some crops do well, people fare poorly because of fevers. He claims that the population of Texas is drawn from the dregs of humanity. He recommends that people not consider settling in Texas. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: August 27, 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 105, September 4, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated September 1, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner published on September 1, 1846. The newspaper has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. Pfanner discusses how he had to leave his own people for Mexico, which is where he is writing from since he claims letters sent from Texas get destroyed if they aren't positive. Pfanner's opinion is that Texas only offers opportunities for already well-to-do settlers. Note from the publisher at end describes their obligation to publish a note refuting the content of Pfanner's letter. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: September 1, 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Courrier du Haut-Rhin. 4ne Année, No. 65, August 7, 1845

Description: Newsletter dated August 7, 1845 discussing the political implications of Texas joining the United States. Articles are presented in both French and German. Also included is a letter signed by Henri Castro regarding unsigned and blank contracts, dated July 31, 1845 in Neufreystaedt, and a time table for travel from the Grand Duchy of Baden.
Date: August 7, 1845
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Détail des Recettes et Dépenses

Description: Page 97 of letter book listing prices for various items, including cheese, ham, soup, shoes, spoons, pans and butter knives.
Date: 1846
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[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

[Document describing an agreement between Henri Castro, Ferdinand Louis Huth, and Huth & Co., October 5, 1843]

Description: Agreement between Henri Castro in Paris, Ferdinand Louis Huth and Huth & Co. in Neufreystaedt, in which they set forth the terms of their joint venture. Namely, that Ferdinand Louis Huth will travel to Texas and conduct trade business there for at least two years. Signed by Hy. Castro, Huth & Co. and Louis Huth, Jr. in Paris and Neufreystaedt on October 5, 1843.
Date: October 5, 1843
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document describing an agreement between Henri Castro, Ferdinand Louis Huth, and Huth & Co., October 5, 1843, Copy 2]

Description: Agreement between Henri Castro in Paris, Ferdinand Louis Huth and Huth & Co. in Neufreystaedt, in which they set forth the terms of their joint venture. Namely, that Ferdinand Louis Huth will travel to Texas and conduct trade business there for at least two years. Signed by Hr. Castro, Huth & Co. and Louis Huth, Jr. in Paris and Neufreystaedt on October 5, 1843. Copy 2.
Date: October 5, 1843
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document describing an agreement between Henri Castro, Ferdinand Louis Huth, and Huth & Co., October 5, 1843, English translation]

Description: Agreement between Henri Castro in Paris, Ferdinand Louis Huth and Huth & Co. in Neufreystaedt, in which they set forth the terms of their joint venture. Namely, that Ferdinand Louis Huth will travel to Texas and conduct trade business there for at least two years. Signed by Hr. Castro, Huth & Co. and Louis Huth, Jr. in Paris and Neufreystaedt on October 5, 1843. Written in English.
Date: October 5, 1843
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document detailing advances made to Montel, June 9 and July 27, 1844]

Description: Document detailing advances made to Montel for various expenses. Dated "Juny" 9, 1844. Reverse side continues the document detailing the advances made to Montel since June 9, 1844. Dated July 27, 1844.
Date: 1844-06-09/1844-07-27
Creator: Huth, Louis
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document for Ferdinand Louis Huth from Henri Castro, October 27, 1843]

Description: Document for [Ferdinand] Louis Huth making him Director of the expedition of the colonists aboard the Jean Key. Castro tells him whom to trust, that he should do business in cash or barter only and that if needs an aide, he should ask Mr. Bourgeois. Castro tells him that he should invest in moss and cattle. He also includes, on page 3, a dispatch to Anson Jones, Secretary of State. Signed by Hi. Castro on October 27, 1843 in Antwerp.
Date: October 27, 1843
Creator: Castro, Henri
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Document putting forth the agreement made between Henri Castro of Paris and Louis Huth, Sr. of Neufreystaedt, October 7, 1843]

Description: Document putting forth the agreement made between Henri Castro of Paris and Louis Huth, Sr. of Neufreystaedt regarding the purchase and distribution of land in Texas. Signed by Louis Huth, Sr. and Hr. Castro. in Paris and Neufreystaedt on October 7, 1843.
Date: October 7, 1843
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History