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[Document regarding the founding of Castroville]

Description: Document regarding the founding of Castroville on the banks of the Medina in the province of San Antonio de Bexar. Gives potential emigrants information about price of passage, cost of farm animals in Texas, and lists items emigrating families should bring with them, including kitchen utensils, farming implements, seeds and other items.
Date: 1845
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Pages 221 and 212 of letter book]

Description: Page 221 of letter book on which is written several financial notes and the start of a letter, possibly to Castro, regarding the annexation of Texas. Page 222, recto, of letter book on which is written a continuation of a letter to Castro and several financial notes.
Date: 1845
Creator: Huth, Louis
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, January, 23, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Henri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] sharing news of the Bill's passage and stating that he is going to go to Europe to encourage immigration but expects to be back by the end of June. In the postscript he asks him to let Dr. Cupples occupy his house. Signed Hi. Castro in January 23, 1845 in Washington.
Date: January 23, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, February 6, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Henri] Castro to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] stating that the letter is entrusted to Rev. Pfanner and many immigrants are expected shortly. He lists some provisions he is sending, including salt, nails, seeds, etc. Signed H. Castro on February 6, 1845 in Galveston.
Date: February 6, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Henri Castro to Ferdinand Louis Huth, February 11, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Henri Castro] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] stating that the schooner Pauline left the previous day with Pfanner and 206 immigrants. He encloses his accounts with Cobb and a list of the immigrants and their financial standing. Signed H. C. on February 11, 1845 in Galveston.
Date: February 11, 1845
Creator: Castro, Henri
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, February 28, 1845]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] detailing which letters have been received, sent and answered. He goes on to discuss in detail a financial disagreement themselves and a friend of Castro's in Paris. He asks several questions regarding the land in Texas and discusses the unusually long, severe winter and how it has affected their colonization plans. A copy of a letter from someone in Altdorf stating that a widow had returned from Texas and was telling everyone how horrible it was and how her husband starved to death. As a result, few colonists were willing to come from her town. He also discusses Pfanner's plans and a financial disagreement with Isabelle.
Date: February 28, 1845
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter to Ferdinand Louis Huth, March 5, 1845]

Description: Letter possibly from [August Huth] to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] telling him about the long, cold winter and asking him to tell him what the colonists are planting and what kind of soil there is in Castroville. With an excerpt from an article published in the Journal of Frankfurt regarding German settlement in Texas.
Date: March 5, 1845
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letters from sisters Marie and Caroline Huth to Ferdinand Louis Huth, December 9, 1845 and March 6, 1845]

Description: Letter from sister Marie to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] letting him know how pleased they are to get his letters and wish that he could be there. She also mentions that Germany is trying to unite Protestant and Catholic churches. Signed Marie on December 9, 1845. With letter from Caroline Huth to [Ferdinand] Louis [Huth] asking him about his home and whether he has received the household linens and garden seeds. She also asks him to send potato sprouts. Signed Caroline Huth on March 6 possibly in 1845 in Neufreystaedt.
Date: 1845-03-06/1845-12-09
Creator: Huth, Marie & Huth, Caroline
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History