Newspaper clipping regarding the settlement in Texas. First portion (front side) is signed by W. D'Hanis & Co. and dated March 1846 from Antwerp. Second portion (front side) mentions Haby's return to Europe to take his family back to Texas and is signed Huth & Co. and dated March 25, 1846 from Neufreystaedt. Second clipping (reverse side) has two sections: First section is part of a letter commending the character of a vicar. The second section relates the story of four lumberjacks who found a stash of gold presumed buried during the French Revolution. They turned it over to the owner of the land, who had it distributed amongst the poor of the community. The third, and last, section contains various small news items.
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.
Clipping from a newsletter dated October 1, 1846 that includes a letter from Huth & Co stating that Texas has good soil, the climate is healthy and all are thriving and states that Pfanner must have been motivated by something other than truth to say such bad things about Texas in his previously published letter. The writer goes on to explain the process of distributing land and refrains from explaining why Pfanner's last letter was written from Mexico and not Texas. Sign by Huth & Co. on September 24, 1846 in Neufreystaedt. Letters and articles are translated into German.
Clipping containing small items of news including the following: 100 women from France are going to Mexico for silk growing, a French merchant locked up a thief with a vicious dog who killed him, and Ben Thompson has no shortage of refreshments and melons but welcomes visitors in jail. Reverse is a fragment of a clipping regarding trains.
Clipping advertising an etching reproduction of a painting by Jean Francois Millet, "The Angelus", pg. 72. Etching is offered as free gift to weekly subscribers of The St. Louis Republic. Watch advertisements on verso, pg. 71. Watches are offered by The Brodix Publishing Co., Washington, D.C., to subscribers and club organizers of "The Home Magazine".
Document inviting the public to learn more about the prosperity of Castroville by contacting any one of a list of men. The end states that Mr. Castro is still giving free land to families and bachelors.
Clipping with a useful table "to aid farmers in arriving at accuracy in estimating the amount of land in different fields under cultivation" and an article with formulas for measurement conversions related to agriculture. Advertisements on verso.
Excerpt with medical advice on treatment of sun-stroke, recovery of the drowned, of persons struck by lightning and remedy for pulmonary consumption (incomplete). On the first page is a list of countries with corresponding numbers.