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[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
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
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, December 15, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from H. J. Offitt to Stephen F. Austin, regarding payment to J. B. Chance for the survey of several leagues in Robertson's Colony. Offitt is displeased with political outcomes in the region and is eager to settle his business affairs so that he can relocate.
Date: December 15, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Jesse U. Evans to Stephen F. Austin, July 27, 1831]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Jesse U. Evans to Stephen F. Austin, in which Evans reports that he has so far been unable to complete the survey of David Harris' league and the meandering of the San Jacinto River due to a prolonged illness. Evans has attached his field notes and rough calculations of several leagues and asks Austin to speak to the Alcalde on his behalf at the next meeting of the Ayuntamiento.
Date: July 27, 1831
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Bartlett Sims to Gail Borden, Jr., April 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Bartlett Sims to Gail Borden, Jr., in which he describes details pertaining to land surveys done below Old San Antonio Road and west of the Colorado River. Sims also asks Borden to send a sketch of surveys done on the Navidad so that he can identify vacant lands and survey those areas.
Date: April 20, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Elias R. Wightman to Gail Borden, April 17, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Elias R. Wightman to Gail Borden, regarding the survey of lands near Live Oak Bayou, between Trespalacios and San Bernardo, and the peninsula. There have been recent requests to adjust league plots, and Wightman argues that as the original surveyor of those plots, he should should be responsible for making any adjustments. Wightman also identifies several land owners from which survey fees have not been collected.
Date: April 17, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Surveying Contract between Joshua Hadley and Elias R. Wightman, February 18, 1831]

Description: Copy of transcript for surveying contract between Joshua Hadley and Elias R. Wightman, in which both men agree on the extent of the area that Hadley be responsible for surveying. Also agreed upon is the amount that Hadley will be paid per league and per quarter league, as well as, Wightman's responsibilities to plot and transcribe the notes and make reports to the central office.
Date: February 26, 1831
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Surveying Contract between Matthew Hubert and Elias R. Wightman, March 1, 1831]

Description: Copy of transcript for a surveying contract between Matthew Hubert and Elias R. Wightman, in which both men agree on extent of the area to be surveyed by Hubert, specific items expected as a result of the work (including field books for every league), Hubert and Wightman division of profits, and Wightman's responsibilities regarding the final draft submitted to the registrar.
Date: March 1, 1831
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from George Antonio Nixon, January 9, 1832]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Antonio Nixon to Stephen F. Austin, in which Nixon informs Austin that he obtained permission to allow A. C. Bucknear to survey lands north of the Austin Colony on his behalf. Nixon acknowledges that since that time, Austin was granted a new contract to settle those lands and he requests permission from Austin to continue his purchase of the northern leagues.
Date: January 1, 1832
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History