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[Transcript of letter from Stephen Austin to James Austin, October 22, 1799]

Description: Copy of transcript of letter from Stephen Austin (Moses Austin's brother) to James Austin advising him in business matters. Stephen Austin specifically advises James Austin to stockpile provisions, such as: pork, beef, corn and rye. Additionally, he recommends making lead shot to be sold in Richmond during the fall.
Date: October 22, 1799
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Memorandum, August 15, 1798]

Description: Copy of transcript for a memorandum last paid out on the road from the Mines to the Boat Yard. The memorandum is an account of items and services purchased and their associated cash values.
Date: 1798
Item Type: Text

[Transcript of Two Letters Concerning David Strickland, June 8, 1798]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter to Zenon Trudeau, on June 8, 1798, discussing the life of David Strickland, who works as a farmer for someone else but wants to farm for himself on the Bois Brule River in order to establish his family. A second letter, from David Strickland, asking that he be granted the land on the river to farm.
Date: June 8, 1798
Creator: Strickland, David
Item Type: Letter