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[Transcript of letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, December [January] 5, 1841]

Description: Handwritten transcript of a letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, dated Dec. 5, 1841, but the December is probably a mistake for January since Falconer was captive in Mexico in December 1941. The letter chronicles Falconer's trip by steamboat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Louisville, KY, to New Orleans, LA. There is a small sketch of the steamer, the William French, in the original letter, which is also available via the Portal to Texas History. The letter gives details of the price of passage; accommodations and food; how the steamer is different from "ours"; the stokers (slaves) who "make a most infernal singing"; fellow passengers; Americans for whom "the making of money is their chief pursuit from the time they can talk until they die"; and various towns and cities along the way. From New Orleans, Falconer went to Texas where he was caught up in the Texan Santa Fe Expedition.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falconer, Thomas
Partner: Southwestern University

[Transcript of letter from Joseph Ficklin, April 26, 1808]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Joseph Ficklin discussing land claims, the lead business, and the news that while there is no war yet, an embargo will continue until June.
Date: April 26, 1808
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from James F. Perry to Messrs Ferguson, John and Campbell, July 12, 1832]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James F. Perry to Messrs Ferguson, John and Campbell, concerning a lawsuit filed to recover the proceeds from the sale of a tract of land. Perry also describes the health of the mercantile business in the area, as well as, his opinion on current military/civilian disputes in the region.
Date: July 12, 1832
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from N. M. Henderson to Stephen F. Austin, August 8, 1832]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from N. M. Henderson to Stephen F. Austin, concerning Henderson's interest in returning to Texas as a surveyor for lands included in Austin's second grant. Henderson also asks Austin knowledge concerning the whereabouts of General Mason.
Date: August 8, 1832
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, November 18, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, on November 18, 1836, asking after his attempts to be appointed to the Texan government, and the land grants promised to empresarios. He also briefly discusses his plans to move his family to Texas, and the education of two of his sons.
Date: November 18, 1836
Creator: Fisher, George
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas J. Pilgrim to James Perry, July 6, 1838]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas J. Pilgrim to James Perry, on July 6, 1838, discussing a school for Perry's son Stephen in Steubenville, Ohio. Pilgrim also discusses what he did for the Fourth of July.
Date: July 6, 1838
Creator: Pilgrim, Thomas J.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of First Page of a Letter, February 16, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for the first page of a letter, probably from Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, on February 16, 1836, discussing the enthusiasm for the Texas cause in the United States.
Date: February 16, 1836
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnet, June 10, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnet, on June 10, 1836, discussing the steps it is necessary to take before the United States government will recognize Texas as independent. He also briefly mentions the movement of troops from Kentucky.
Date: June 10, 1836
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from [Archibald Austin] to [Stephen F. Austin], October 10, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from [Archibald Austin] to [Stephen F. Austin] discussing land grant issues in Texas, and outlining a portion of the Austin family genealogy. Archibald also mentions the military uniform that he and Mrs. Mexia have created for Stephen to wear in the Mexican national militia, as well as a family coat of arms that Stephen wishes to have engraved.
Date: October 10, 1830
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of letters between Mary Austin Holley and Emily M. Austin Bryan Perry, March 23, 1844]

Description: Copy of transcript for letters between Mary Austin Holley and Emily M. Austin Bryan Perry. Holley writes to Perry proposing to write a memoir or biography of Stephen F. Austin, as well as sends her regrets for not visiting her while in Texas. Perry responds with an approval of the biography project, but feels that writing a more complete version of early Texas history ought to wait out of respect for parties involved.
Date: March 23, 1844
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History