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[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, February 28, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] detailing which letters have been received, sent and answered. He goes on to discuss in detail a financial disagreement themselves and a friend of Castro's in Paris. He asks several questions regarding the land in Texas and discusses the unusually long, severe winter and how it has affected their colonization plans. A copy of a letter from someone in Altdorf stating that a widow had returned from Texas and was telling everyone how horrible it was and how her husband starved to death. As a result, few colonists were willing to come from her town. He also discusses Pfanner's plans and a financial disagreement with Isabelle.
Date: February 28, 1845
Creator: Huth, Ludwig

[Letter to Ferdinand Louis Huth, March 5, 1845]

Description: Letter possibly from [August Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] telling him about the long, cold winter and asking him to tell him what the colonists are planting and what kind of soil there is in Castroville. With an excerpt from an article published in the Journal of Frankfurt regarding German settlement in Texas.
Date: March 5, 1845

[Letters from sisters Marie and Caroline Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, December 9, 1845 and March 6, 1845]

Description: Letter from sister Marie to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] letting him know how pleased they are to get his letters and wish that he could be there. She also mentions that Germany is trying to unite Protestant and Catholic churches. Signed Marie on December 9, 1845. With letter from Caroline Huth to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] asking him about his home and whether he has received the household linens and garden seeds. She also asks him to send potato sprouts. Signed Caroline Huth on March 6 possibly in 1845 in Neufreystaedt.
Date: 1845-03-06/1845-12-09
Creator: Huth, Marie & Huth, Caroline

Letter from William L. Delap to George Cupples, March 20, 1845

Description: Discusses the possible good effects of the recent proffer of annexation terms to Texas by the U.S. Congress and Delap's translation of de Zavala's book Ensayo Historico de las Revoluciones de Megico des 1808 hasta 1830
Date: March 20, 1845
Creator: Delap, William

[Letters from Ferdinand Louis Huth to H. Addiks and Henri Castro, March 27, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to [Sh] [B] H. Addiks regarding a "sorrowful and punishable scene" that took place in his house, written in English. Also, beginning of letter from [Huth] to Castro. Page 215 of letter book. Continuation of letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to H[enri] Castro explaining that he is ill and has no time to convalesce because of his duties. In this letter he discusses the rising price of corn, dissent among some of the colonists, his lack of appropriate housing, a theft, the murder of a colonist name Wolf, his relationship with his father and distribution of land, among other topics. Pages 215 (verso), 216, 217, 218, 219, and 220 (recto) of letter book.
Date: March 27, 1845
Creator: Huth, Louis

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, April 13, 1845]

Description: Letter from H[enri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] written upon his arrival in Liverpool from Halifax. He states that he will immediately begin work for the colony instead of seeing his family. Signed H. Castro on April 13, 1845 in Liverpool.
Date: April 13, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri

[Letter from August Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, April 14, 1845]

Description: Letter from August [Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] informing him of the birth of his son. He gives his opinion that the annexation of Texas might make operations easier on their end. He asks him to write and reminds him in a postscript written later that if he is to write on the subject of Althenheim or Marie to please use another sheet of paper so as not to offend his Mary.
Date: April 14, 1845
Creator: Huth, August

[Letter from Ferdinand Louis Huth to his father, Ludwig Huth, May 3, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to his father, L[udwig] Huth about the situation with Castro, his financial difficulty, the legal action he took against two colonists and his realization that if he had been able to foresee the unpleasant sides of his job he would not have taken it on for $10 a day. Pages 222, verso, and 223 of letter book.
Date: May 3, 1845
Creator: Huth, Louis

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, May 15, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Henri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] impatiently awaiting news of the colony and hoping the 59 emigrants sent though New Orleans arrive without trouble. He mentions that he is corresponding with Huth's father and expects to see him soon. Signed H. Castro on May 15, 1845 in Antwerp.
Date: May 15, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri