G. Pearce to Stephen F. Austin, 12-12-1821
Summary: Wants terms of settlement. How make Galveston safe as a port of entry. Slaves.
By the request of a very particular friend of mine, I am induced
to address you for information relative to your projected
establishment on the Trinity—Having as yet never seen any map of the prov-
All these and any other information which you can give would be thankfully received—My friend could probably take with him about twenty negroes and perhaps a poor white family consisting of a man and his wife.
I have been informed that several vessels sailed from New Orleans lately for yr. establishment wi[th] persons designing to make a location there—If not inconsistant wt yr views, I would like to learn what number and character they may be.