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[Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, April 22, 1837]

Description: Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, widow of Lorenzo de Zavala, dated April 22, 1837 from New Orleans. The letter refers to her sadness after her son Henry and many friends have left the city. Mrs. Zavala, with her three children and a servant, traveled from Texas to New Orleans on the schooner Flash, arriving March 20, 1837. She and Mrs. Mexia had been friends in Mexico in 1832. Mrs. Zavala and her children left New Orleans for New York on April 9, 1837, thirteen days before Mrs. Mexia wrote this letter to her. The letter also references Lorenzo de Zavala Jr., the son of Lorenzo de Zavala and stepson of Mrs. Emily de Zavala. Lorenzo, Jr. arrived in New Orleans from Texas on April 10, and sometime after April 22 left New Orleans for New York. Charlotte Mexia was married to Jose Antonio Mexia.
Date: April 22, 1834
Creator: Mexia, Charlotte
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from James Ladd to Stephen F. Austin, May 30, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James Ladd to Stephen F. Austin, in which Ladd requests any information concerning his son, (James Leanders S. Ladd), who left the United States with William A. Nixon in order to do business in San Antonio de Bexar. Ladd also requests information about the Austin Colony: resources, customs, productions, and the kinds of immigrants the Mexican government would prefer.
Date: May 30, 1834
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from William W. Hunter to James F. Perry, September 28, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from William W. Hunter to James F. Perry, in which Hunter informs Perry of high numbers of people falling ill and some fatalities as a result, including their mutual friend, Capt. John Dunklin. Hunter also writes about his concern over his credit and asks Perry to collect his claims as soon as possible.
Date: September 28, 1834
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Edmund Andrews to James F. Perry, October 23, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Edmund Andrews to James F. Perry, in which Andrews informs Perry that he is prepared to send insurance paperwork as soon as he receives the name of the intended recipient. Andrews also reports that there is a bar of iron and a letter from Mexico waiting for Perry.
Date: October 23, 1834
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from J. P Borden to Gail and J. P . Borden, October 25, 1834]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. P Borden to Gail Borden and J. P. Borden, in which Borden provides updates to his father and brother regarding his travels from Goliad to Bexar. Borden reports on his company, the conditions of the road, housing construction, and the natural landscape.
Date: October 25, 1834
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History