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[Transcript of Letter from José María de Aguirre, September 12, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from José María de Aguirre to a political chief, on September 12, 1835, discussing men who want to acquire land from the government, but were unable to due to a new law.
[Transcript of Letter from Roberto Galan to Stephen F. Austin, November 13, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Roberto Galan to Stephen F. Austin, on November 13, 1835, criticizing a man who steals and kills cattle and other livestock.
[Transcript of Letter from J. Mo. Guerra to Martín Perfecto de Cos, October 21, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from J. Mo. Guerra to Martín Perfecto de Cos, on October 21, 1835, informing him of a ship which brought equipment for the soldiers, and asking when they should be distributed.
[Transcript of Letter from Domingo de Ugartechea, August 29, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Domingo de Ugartechea, on August 29, 1835, discussing people who are smuggling weapons and gunpowder to the Texans, and asks that the recipient make sure they are brought to justice.
[Transcript of Letter from Agustín Viesca to Stephen F. Austin, November 11, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Agustín Viesca to Stephen F. Austin, on November 11, 1835, telling of how he was imprisoned unjustly by the Mexican government and had to come to Texas to escape.
[Transcript of a Page from a Letter]
Copy of transcript of a page from the middle of a letter, which has been heavily marked up. The author of the letter rails against a man who has wronged him. He also talks briefly about the investigation into a rumor.
[Transcript of Certification of Results for the Election of a Delegate to the Council of War at Gonzales, October 12, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a certification of results for the election of a delegate to the council of war at Gonzales, in which the author testifies that Maj. Benjamin J. White received the unanimous vote for representative from the Goliad Committee of Safety.
[Transcript of General Order from P. Dimitt to Fellow Citizens, Officers, and Volunteers of the Army of the People of Texas, October 12, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a general order from P. Dimitt to Fellow Citizens, Officers, and Volunteers of the Army of the People of Texas, in which he declares martial law for the town of Goliad and the immediate surrounding areas.
[Transcript of Letter from A. Brigham to James F. Perry, December 20, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from A. Brigham to James F. Perry, in which Brigham informs Perry that he was elected as Regidor for the Jurisdiction of Brazoria during the annual election of municipal officers, and that he should be present on January 1, 1836 to assume the duties of his office.
[Transcript of Letter from A. W. Radcliff to Governor Lorenzo De Zavala, October 10, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from A. W. Radcliff to Governor Lorenzo De Zavala, in which Radcliff expresses his regret at missing the opportunity to meet Zavala in San Felipe de Austin. Radcliff expresses his desire to follow Zavala's commands in pursuit of Texas independence.
[Transcript of Letter from Anson Jones to James F. Perry, December 24, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Anson Jones to James F. Perry, in which Jones agrees to provide medical care for Joe.
[Transcript of Letter from Asa Brigham to James F. Perry, July 29, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Asa Brigham to James F. Perry, in which Brigham writes that Perry has been appointed to the position of 1st Regidor, during Walter C. White's absence. Brigham informs Perry of the responsibilities of the position and announces that Joseph Sims will be appointed 2nd Regidor.
[Transcript of Letter from B. R. Milam to The President of the Provisional Government, undated]
Copy of transcript for a letter from B. R. Milam to The President of the Provisional Government, in which Milam describes the assault on Bexar. Milam reports that Ugartechea is on the way with reinforcements and the Texas revolutionary forces require immediate reinforcements of both ammunition and soldiers.
[Transcript of Letter from B. Sims to Doctor Peebles, October 10, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from B. Sims to Doctor Peebles, in which Sims asks for several leagues of land to be reserved because he has made arrangements for permanent settlers on those leagues.
[Transcript of Letter from Charles Messer to Gail Borden, July 27, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Charles Messer to Gail Borden, in which Messer requests that Borden enter his name for the league that was formerly reserved for G. W. Casto.
[Transcript of Letter from Coln. E. Burleson to General Stephen F. Austin, November 12, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Coln. E. Burleson to General Stephen F. Austin, in which Burleson reports that he received Austin's communication regarding the interception of the supply convoy too late to send a detachment last night. Burleson also reports that he sent Maj. Sommerville and seventy men to support Capt. [Fanning]'s efforts, and that Capt. Lockhart has returned to Camp Defiance after being separated from fellow troops near the Medina River.
[Transcript of Letter from Cumberland County Committee of Correspondence to Stephen F. Austin, November 19, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Cumberland County Committee of Correspondence to Stephen F. Austin, in which the committee conveys their support for the cause of Texas independence and expresses their willingness to dispatch a brigade of able-bodied men to march to Texas if Austin and the Texas military leadership can find a way to address the cost of their journey and the inexperience of the volunteer brigade.
[Transcript of Letter from Daniel [Yeamans] to Gail Borden, August 15, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel [Yeamans] to Gail Borden, in which [Yeamans] requests that Thomas Tone or Borden select an available league of land of his and *others' behalf, enter it in the land office records, and have it cleared. *The others mentioned are Horace, Elias, and Erastus.
[Transcript of Letter from Edward Gritten to the Alcalde, Ayuntamiento, and People of Gonzales, October 4, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Edward Crittin to the Alcalde, Ayuntamiento, and People of Gonzales, regarding the arrival of Col. Ugartechea's messenger, Mr. Anderson, and his confidential Secretary, Lieut. Rada. Crittin also writes that Col. Ugartechea will continue to allow free movement of Americans for trade, and that the regiments in Saltillo has been suspended by General Cos.
[Transcript of Letter from Genl. Martin Perfecto de Cos to Stephen F. Austin, October 18, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Genl. Martin Perfecto de Cos to Stephen F. Austin, in which Cos describes his surprise at learning that Austin is the Commander of the Texas Revolutionary Army. Cos accuses Austin of ignorance and impatience and refuses to acknowledge the Federal Army of Texas as a legitimate entity. Ugartechea writes with directions to suspend dispensing lands until the revolutionary conflict is over, and that any land titles acquired during this time will not be legally acknowledged.
[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Fisher updates Austin on the movement of Mexican troops, his opinion of Mexican generals involved in the war, the position of various politicians throughout Mexico on separation from Mexico, his interpretation of events that have transpired, and predictions about the strategic decisions to be made by both the Mexican and rebel leadership.
[Transcript of Letter from George Huff to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, October 31, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from George Huff to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Huff reports that he has arrived at DeWitts with the artillery, and requests an escort to protect the artillery.
[Transcript of Letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, December 15, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, regarding payment to J. B. Chance for the survey of several leagues in Robertson's Colony. Offitt is displeased with political outcomes in the region and is eager to settle his business affairs so that he can relocate.
[Transcript of Letter from [H. Meigs] to Col. Stephen F. Austin, November 15, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from [H. Meigs] to Stephen F. Austin, in which Meigs conveys his personal support for the cause of Texas independence but informs Austin that the treaty between Mexico and the United States of America precludes U.S. from intervening on behalf of Texas.
[Transcript of Letter from [H. Meigs] to Col. Stephen F. Austin, November 15, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from [H. Meigs] to Col. Stephen F. Austin, in which Meigs informs Austin that news regarding the Indians has been sent ahead confidentially, and that he heard news of Sam Houston's military command.
[Transcript of Letter from H. Meigs to Stephen F. Austin, November 27, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from H. Meigs to Stephen F. Austin, in which Meigs expresses his concern over not having received a letter from Austin since October. Meigs conveys the message of the Secretary of State to the Indians regarding the war of Texas independence - that they should not get involved on pain of U.S. resentment. [There is an addendum to this document by James F. Perry, documenting the delivery of the five dollar note to
[Transcript of Letter from [H. Meigs] to Stephen F. Austin, September 1, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from [H. Meigs] to Stephen F. Austin, in which [Meigs] expresses his concern for Austin's well-being and asks to hear from Austin regarding the politics of the colony.
[Transcript of Letter from Henry Smith (on behalf of the Executive Council) to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, December 17, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Henry Smith (on behalf of the Executive Council) to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, in which Smith instructs Austin, et al., to avoid providing supplies to Mexicans who claim to be friends of Texas and the revolutionary cause, and to correspond with the executive council through agents stationed in each city rather than direct correspondence.
[Transcript of Letter from Henry Smith (on behalf of the Executive Council) to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, December 20, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Henry Smith (on behalf of the Executive Council) to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, in which Smith introduces Maj. Charles E. Hawkins, and instructs Austin, et al., to assign Hawkins to outfit and train the Texas Revolutionary Navy.
[Transcript of Letter from Ira Ingram to Gen. Stephen F. Austin, November 15, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Ira Ingram to Gen. Stephen F. Austin, in which Ingram expresses his devotion to the cause of Texas Independence, and requests a more appropriate posting. Ingram argues that his current post does not make use of his services.
[Transcript of Letter from J. H. [Money] to Gail Borden, August 6, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from J. H. [Money] to Gail Borden, regarding money belonging to John J. Whitesides, who now wishes to apply it towards the purchase of a land title.
[Transcript of Letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Collins introduces his friend and fellow soldier in the Louisiana Guard, Mr. Robert C. Morris. Collins vouches for Morris' skill as a soldier and tactician, as well as, his sincere loyalty to the causes of his countrymen. Collins also asks where his service is needed the most.
[Transcript of Letter from J. W. Zacharee and Co. to Stephen F. Austin, September 23, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from J. W. Zacharee and Co. to Stephen F. Austin, in regards to an outstanding debt owed to Zacharee and Co. by Dr. James Grant, who the company has been unable to locate. Zacharee and Co. have information suggesting that Grant has money stored elsewhere and asks if Col. Austin or Samuel Williams could provide any further information.
[Transcript of Letter from James Whiteside to Spencer H. Jack, September 25, 1833]
Copy of transcript for a letter from James Whiteside to Spencer H. Jack, in which Whiteside informs Jack about the status of an order for thirty-seven dollars to Col. Austin.
[Transcript of Letter from Jefferson George to Gail Borden, July 27, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Jefferson George to Gail Borden, in which George introduces Thomas J. Williams and asks that Borden file Williams application for a league of land near Matagorda. George also requests information regarding the forfeiture of Mr. Tones league.
[Transcript of Letter from Jesse Bartlett to Gail Borden, September 30, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Jesse Bartlett to Gail Borden, in which Bartlett reports on the status of his survey work, as well as, the effect of his illness on his ability to write or draw.
[Transcript of Letter from John Dix to James F. Perry, August 28, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from John Dix to James F. Perry, in which Dix expresses his desire to settle the horse affair amicably and without litigation.
[Transcript of Letter from John J. Linn to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, November 11, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from John J. Linn to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Linn informs Austin that Governor Gonzales, his secretary, and twenty Mexican troops arrived at Goliad but were not appropriately received by Capt. Dimmitt. Linn warns Dimmitt is an enemy to the mexican people and his harshness towards the inhabitants of Goliad will have consequences for the Texas revolutionary cause.
[Transcript of Letter from John R. Jones to Moses A. Bryan, September 3, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from John R. Jones to Moses A. Bryan, in which Jones asks Bryan if he can have a book of Spanish language exercises belonging to Bryan that was found in Mr. Fletcher's store. Jones also informs Bryan that Milam Jones is near death.
[Transcript of Letter from John W. Dorsey, M. D. to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, December 22, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from John W. Dorsey, M. D. to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Dorsey offers his experience as a military physician.
[Transcript of Letter from M. A. Bryan to James F. Perry, November 30, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from M. A. Bryan to James F. Perry, in which Bryan informs Perry that he safely arrived in San Felipe de Austin with his uncle, Stephen F. Austin. Bryan also reports that Austin has resigned his office as commander-in-chief of the army of Texas and will likely travel to the United States as commissioner of Texas to negotiate for aid; Burleson has been elected to take Austin's place as commander-in-chief; and military personnel were confused and displeased by the outcome of the convention.
[Transcript of Letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos, August 9, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos, in which Cos issues orders for all authorities in Texas to be obedient to the laws of the Mexican government and to concentrate resources towards the pursuit and capture of Don Lorenzo Zavala. This document is the last page of what appears to be a multi-page document.
[Transcript of Letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos to the Ayuntamiento of Columbia, July 12, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from General Martín Perfecto de Cos to the Ayuntamiento of Columbia, in which General Cos calls for the arrest of William Barret Travis for his organizational role in the 1835 Anahuac Disturbance.
[Transcript of Letter from Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations to Ayuntamiento of Gonzales, August 12, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations to Ayuntamiento of Gonzales, regarding the formal response of the Mexican President Pro tempore to the resolution passed by the inhabitants of Gonzales in July of 1834 which contained suggestions for Constitutional reforms. The President Pro tempore of Mexico promises that the August Assembly will take the proposals of Texans into consideration, and that the people responsible for inciting rebellion will be punished.
[Transcript of Letter from P. Dimitt to S. F. Austin, October 13, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from P. Dimitt to S. F. Austin, in which Dimitt offers Austin both congratulations on his appointment to the commander and chief of the Revolutionary Army and a pledge of support for the cause.
[Transcript of Letter from P. Dimitt to S. F. Austin, October 15, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from P. Dimitt to S. F. Austin, regarding the dispatch of a small band of troops to Austin's current position, and reports that there has not been any dissension or dissatisfaction amongst the troops at Goliad. However, Dimitt warns that there have been reports of dissension amongst Texas Revolutionary troops stationed elsewhere.
[Transcript of Letter from R. R. Royall to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, October 17, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from R. R. Royall to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Royall informs Austin that two prisoners of war, Captain Manuel Savarigo and Ensign Antonio Garza, were delivered to the Council of War.
[Transcript of Letter from Robert Colllins to Stephen F. Austin, November 20, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from Robert Collins to Stephen F. Austin, in which Collins introduces Col. William Ward, who offers his services and the services of his company of rifleman to the cause of Texas independence.
[Transcript of Letter from S. F. Austin to The President and Members of the General Council, December 11, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from S. F. Austin to The President and Members of the General Council, in which Austin advises the creation of permanent government and the creation of a constitution via a convention of elected representatives. Austin also commends the council for aid provided to the Mexican Federalist troops.
[Transcript of Letter from S. Rhoads Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, October 29, 1835]
Copy of transcript for a letter from S. Rhoads Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, regarding Gomez-Farias leaving Brazos to interview with Austin. Fisher informs Austin that he is aware that the interview was planned to take place and that the Matagorda Committee of Safety has been awaiting news from Austin.