John Adams to Stephen Austin, 01-07-1808
Summary: Certificate of scholarship and conduct for Stephen F. Austin.
This certifies that the bearer Stephen F. Austin has been a member of this Institution and a Boarder in my family, most of the time, for Three Years past. As a Scholar he has been obedient and studious; as a boarder, unexceptionable. Having passed acceptably the public examinations, and having during the whole period sustained a good MORAL character, he is judged worthy of this honorary testimonial.
By order of the Trustees in such cases, provided.
attest John Adams Precepr [Rubric]
Jany 7th 1808