Elias Bates to Stephen F. Austin, 12-02-1820
Summary: Congratulations on success.
Your favour of the
no doubt you have met Mr Honey in New Orleans: I Calculated you would: from the Information I receivd of your Intention of going theere: that you would be theere about the time he would arive theere Mary has given him a fine son in his absence Boath are well.
I have had Considerable sickness in my family this season Nancy has had an uncommon share; three months past she has been much of the time confined to her Room she is now gaining strength fast the Balance of the family are in good health—Henry Elliott can give you all the news that is going which is not muche; hard times is the General Complaint I hope that the time is not far distant when I shall here that your are permanently settled in your new situation and doing well—Allways your friend
Elias Bates [Rubric]