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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 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 an agreement between Stephen F. Austin and Rufus Stone, December 5, 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for an agreement between Stephen F. Austin and Rufus Stone. Stone discovered a lead and silver mine on the Trinity River and Austin agrees to apply to the Mexican authorities, on behalf of Stone, to obtain legal title to work and hold the mine in exchange for a quarter share in the mine.
Date: December 5, 1828
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Meeting Minutes from a meeting of the Citizens of Columbia, August 15, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for meeting minutes from a meeting of the citizens of Columbia, in which the group resolves to create a body of fifteen representatives called the Committee of Safety and Correspondence for the Jurisdiction of Columbia. The committee will be responsible for keeping all jurisdictions informed of any political or military intelligence.
Date: August 15, 1835
Item Type: Text
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 Genl. Martin Perfecto de Cos to Stephen F. Austin, October 18, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Genl. Martin Perfecto de Cos to Stephen F. Austin, in which Cos describes his surprise at learning that Austin is the Commander of the Texas Revolutionary Army. Cos accuses Austin of ignorance and impatience and refuses to acknowledge the Federal Army of Texas as a legitimate entity. Ugartechea writes with directions to suspend dispensing lands until the revolutionary conflict is over, and that any land titles acquired during this time will not be legally acknowledged.
Date: October 18, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Wyly Martin to Ayuntamiento of Columbia, August 10, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Wyly Martin to Ayuntamiento of Columbia, in which Martin forwards orders from the Commander of Coahuila y Tejas to capture and detain principal members in the Texas Revolutionary effort, including: William B. Travis, Don Lorenzo Zavalla, Johnson Williamson, and [Moseley Baker].
Date: August 10, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from John J. Linn to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, November 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from John J. Linn to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Linn informs Austin that Governor Gonzales, his secretary, and twenty Mexican troops arrived at Goliad but were not appropriately received by Capt. Dimmitt. Linn warns Dimmitt is an enemy to the mexican people and his harshness towards the inhabitants of Goliad will have consequences for the Texas revolutionary cause.
Date: November 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 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 T. Jefferson Chambers to Stephen F. Austin, April 5th, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from T. Jefferson Chambers to Stephen F. Austin, in which Chambers informs Austin that the real estate business is improving and the natives are buying large tracts of land. Chambers also asks Austin's opinion on including descriptions of water courses on the land titles.
Date: April 5, 1830
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History