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[Transcript of Letter from Thomas H. Brenan to Stephen F. Austin, March 23, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas H. Brenan to Stephen F. Austin, in which Brenan requests Austin's opinion regarding a petition for more land (in addition to their settlement league) for settlers who now have colonist status. Brenan also requests Austin's assistance in obtaining the necessary paperwork to present the case the Commissioner and the Empresario.
Date: March 23, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letters from Reason Mercer and Thomas H. Borden to Gail Borden, March 17th, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for letters addressed to Gail Borden, Jr.. The first letter appearing on the transcript is from Reason Mercer to Gail Borden in which Mercer requests that Borden send a copy of a deed for land purchased on behalf of Thomas H. Borden in Mercer's name. The second letter on the transcript is from Thomas H. Borden to Gail Borden in which T. Borden also asks G. Borden to send Mercer the land deed. Additionally, T. Borden provides news regarding the labor situation and local events.
Date: March 17, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from George M. Patrick to Gail Borden, March 23, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George M. Patrick to Gail Borden, Jr., in which Patrick requests survey or map information concerning the meandering of the San Jacinto River between several leagues of private land. Patrick promises to compensate Borden for his trouble.
Date: March 23, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from J. R. Lewis to Gail Borden, March 23, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. R. Lewis to Gail Borden, in which Lewis provides a character reference for Major Norton and asks Austin to assist Norton in locating information on settling and acquiring land in Texas.
Date: March 23, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Israel McGready to James F. Perry, May 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Israel McGready to James F. Perry, in which McGready informs Perry of outstanding legal fees owed for the George Craig and Nathan Montgomery lawsuits. McGready also reports on successes and failures in collecting accounts on Perry's behalf, as well as, the information he collected on behalf of Rhodes S. Fisher regarding land in Bellview. [an annotation from Perry indicates that the letter was answered on September 15, 1835 and Rhodes S. Fisher's letter to Perry on the subject of his land was enclosed]
Date: May 11, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Fayette Copeland to Gail Borden, May 16, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Fayette Copeland to Gail Borden, in which Copeland requests investigation of public records pertaining to sale of the Dewees land. Copeland also requests information on the completion of land surveys near the Navidad River.
Date: May 16, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from G. B. Jameson to Gail Borden, May 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from G. B. Jameson to Gail Borden, in which Jameson encloses a survey of land requested by Major Harald. Jameson also requests that Borden adds an entry in the land office regarding the existence of roughly two-hundred acres of timber on Deer Creek.
Date: May 11, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from W. C. White to Gail Borden, Jr., May 17, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from W. C. White to Gail Borden, Jr., in which White provides a character reference for [P. T. Phillips] and asks Borden to provide assistance in locating the tract of land on the Colorado River that was originally granted to William Cooper.
Date: May 17, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas J. Gazley to Gail Borden, May 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas J. Gazley to Gail Borden, in which Gazley reports on the circumstances leading up to a land dispute between Charles S. Smith and Mr. Harman. Gazley requests that Borden refrain from moving forward on any paperwork until the survey notes and any evidence from Capt. Sims is presented to the land office.
Date: May 11, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to J. B. Miller and P. W. Grayson, May 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to J. B. Miller and W. Grayson, in which Austin informs Miller and Grayson of his plans to return to Texas and expresses his belief that General Santa Anna is a friend to Texas. Austin also reports that that federal reforms taking place in Mexico could result in statehood for Texas and advises against further disturbances.
Date: May 13, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Henry Austin to Gail Borden, May 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Henry Austin to Gail Borden, in which Austin informs Borden that Alfred J. [Northey] is interested in purchasing a league of land. Austin requests a certificate of reception, an order of survey for Mr. Chrisman, and the transfer of fees to Austin's account.
Date: May 11, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, July 12, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, in which Ayers requests Borden's assistance in storing and locating survey field notes for the league that he has cleared. Ayers also requests that Borden have the deeds drawn up and sent to the judge.
Date: July 12, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos to the Ayuntamiento of Brazoria, July 12, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos to Ayuntamiento, in which Perfecto de Cos expresses his concern regarding the lack of law enforcement in Texas. Perfecto de Cos argues that the Ayunamiento should convince Texas citizens of the security benefits of Mexican military presence in Texas.
Date: July 12, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, July 22, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, in which Ayers informs Borden that Judge Ewing is planning to travel to his home in the next week and requests that the Hanks and Shaw deeds be drawn up before that time.
Date: July 22, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, May 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, in which Offitt provides details on settled and outstanding surveyor payments related to securing his land title. Offitt offers that Austin can payment until all documentation supporting Offitt's land titles meets Austin's satisfaction. [On the second page of the letter, there is an annotation by Stephen F. Austin noting that he chose to withhold payment until the Offitt sent him a receipt.]
Date: July 12, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History