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[Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, April 22, 1837]

Description: Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, widow of Lorenzo de Zavala, dated April 22, 1837 from New Orleans. The letter refers to her sadness after her son Henry and many friends have left the city. Mrs. Zavala, with her three children and a servant, traveled from Texas to New Orleans on the schooner Flash, arriving March 20, 1837. She and Mrs. Mexia had been friends in Mexico in 1832. Mrs. Zavala and her children left New Orleans for New York on April 9, 1837, thirteen days before Mrs. Mexia wrote this letter to her. The letter also references Lorenzo de Zavala Jr., the son of Lorenzo de Zavala and stepson of Mrs. Emily de Zavala. Lorenzo, Jr. arrived in New Orleans from Texas on April 10, and sometime after April 22 left New Orleans for New York. Charlotte Mexia was married to Jose Antonio Mexia.
Date: April 22, 1834
Creator: Mexia, Charlotte

[Transcript of Letter from W. S. Parrott to Stephen F. Austin, March 25, 1833]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from W. S. Parrott to Stephen F. Austin, in which Parrott informs Austin that John Colburn, (a man claiming to come from Austin's colony), has stolen money using falsified credentials. Parrott also asks Austin to keep a look out for Colburn and Pearly S. Girard (the man believed to be his accomplice), and to areest them both on sight.
Date: March 25, 1833

[Transcript of Letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]

Description: 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.
Date: October 20, 1835