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[Transcript of Letter from J. Howard to Guy Bryant, March 4, 1845]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. Howard to Guy Bryant in which Howard, on behalf of the Galveston Lyceum, proposes to commemorate the birth day of Stephen F. Austin in the calender. Howard appeals to Bryant for additional information about Austin that are not included in histories of the country.
Date: March 4, 1845
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letter from Basil G. Ijams to James F. Perry, February 14, 1843]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Basil G. Ijams to Mr. James F. Perry regarding lands Perry sold in Colorado County for taxes owed. The letter, written on behalf of Austin Bryant, informs Perry that Bryant wishes to retroactively adjust taxes owed based on the value of Texas money at the time the lands were sold.
Date: February 14, 1843
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letter from B. Gillespie to James F. Perry, October 1, 1847]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from B. Gillespie to James F. Perry, in which Gillespie informs Perry that he received his letter which addresses allegations the late Judge John P. Coles filed against Perry before his death. Gillespie also tells Perry that the original bill filed by Coles cannot be found and the case will likely be postponed.
Date: October 1, 1847
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letter from Emily Margaret Austin Perry to James F. Perry, August 26, 1847]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Emily Margaret Austin Perry to James F. Perry, in which Emily Perry let's her husband know she has arrived at her current destination, with their daughter, safely but that the trip home will require a detour due to outbreaks of fever around the Bastrop area. Emily Perry also provides a list of tasks that need to be tended to in her absence (preserves, garden, weather boarding, etc.).
Date: August 26, 1847
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letter to George L. Hammeken, June 9, 1848]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter to George L. Hammeken, in which the sender describes the provenance of the seven-hundred dollars that were originally enclosed in the letter, and provides a list of items that Mrs. Perry wants Hammeken to purchase and/or have made, including a wax impression of Gen. Austin's seal which Mrs. Perry wants to have engraved on the items she has requested. Lastly, there are further directions for any remaining sum.
Date: June 9, 1848
Item Type: Letter