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[Letters from Ferdinand Louis Huth to Henri Castro and William Elliot, 1844]

Description: Letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to [Henri] Castro, written in an account book. The writer describes happenings in the settlement, including issues with the cows, one man (Dreyher) who is missing, some stolen horses and various issues relating to the colonists. On same page, letter from W. Elliot in San Antonio written on 1844/12/04 regarding finances and a cart with meal and bacon that has not arrived yet. Also on same page, the beginning of another letter to Castro, written 1844/12/13. Page 203, verso, of letter book. Continuation of letter from [Ferdinand Louis Huth] to [Henri] Castro explaining troubles with hired help and relating that the wagons carrying bacon and meal finally arrived after he had to hire someone else to transport the goods. Huth also states that he received a letter from Dreher, who was feared dead, and that he will be returning. Pages 203 (recto), 204, and 205 (recto) of letter book.
Date: 1844
Creator: Huth, Louis
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Receipts and other writing on page 206 of letter book]

Description: Receipt for 15 bushels meal and 686 lbs. bacon from Higgenbotham. Receipt for 12 bushels meal Elliot furnished Higgenbotham. Note to ask Elliot for one sack salt at first opportunity. Also, other various writings to W. Elliot and Antonio Locmare, originally in English, some crossed out. Page 206 of letter book.
Date: October 1844
Creator: Huth, Louis
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History