Stephen F. Austin to Thomas Novell, 11-20-1821
Summary: Appointing Josiah H. Bell to supervise settlement of the first colonists. Appointing him sindix.
[About November 20, 1821.]
He will also observe that the River tracts of all those who go on at
this time must be taken adjoining to each other if the land will admit
of it in no other manner and for the better regulation of the set-
And for the preservation of peace and good order amongst the settlers I do hereby appoint the said J. H. Bell a sindix or Justice of the peace requiring all persons within said settlement to acknowledge him as such.
[Stephen F. Austin.]