A. Sampyrac to Stephen F. Austin, 07-05-1821

Summary: Statement of authority given by Stephen F. Austin to sell Richmond, a slave.

Mr. Stephen F. Austin has this day given me authority to sell his negro man Richmond for the Sum of Six hundred and fifty Dollars (as the minimum price)— One hundred Dollars of the proceeds of said negro is to be appropriated to pay said Austin's note of this date for that sum, the balance to be paid over to the order of said S. F. Austin, or of Moses Austin, or of Joseph H. Hawkins Esquire of New Orleans.

It is understood that should Said Austin hire out said Negro to Hugh McGuffin he is to remain with McGuffin subject to be called for whenever an opportunity offers to sell him—

Nachitoches July 5, 1821

A. Sampykao