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[Letter from Lorenzo de Zavala to his son, May 28, 1836]

Description: Lorenzo de Zavala to his son, reporting that, at personal sacrifice, he has agreed to escort Santa Anna to Veracruz, as a service to Texas. Also discussed land and money transactions with Colonel Lamar and other family matters and finances. Velasco, Texas, May 28, 1836.
Date: May 28, 1836
Creator: Zavala, Lorenzo de
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of Letter from George L. Hammeken to Guy M. Bryan, February 28, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George L. Hammeken to Guy M. Bryan in which Hammeken recounts events from Hammeken's long acquaintance with Stephen F. Austin. Subjects include: Hammeken's plan to help Austin escape from one of several prisons where he was detained, Austin's views on statehood and independence, Austin's death, and general reflections on Austin's character.
Date: February 28, 1844
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of letter from Stephen F. Austin to James F. Perry, May 10, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to James F. Perry, in which Austin discusses miniatures he has sent to Perry and the possibility of giving Perry a power of attorney if he is detained by the Mexican government for long. Austin also comments on the political situation in Mexico, predicting that there may be another civil war.
Date: May 10, 1834
Item Type: Letter

[Transcript of bond originally held by Peter M. Hughes, November 2, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a bond for a piece of land originally sold to Peter M. Hughes by John Austin on behalf of Stephen F. Austin on March 17, 1833. The bond was then transferred from Hughes to J. Vaughan on December 20, 1833. Ownership of the bond was eventually transferred to Josiah T. Harrell and Leman Kelay who cancelled the bond and obtained a deed for the land on November 2, 1836.
Date: November 2, 1836
Item Type: Text