Roswell Mills to Stephen F. Austin, 03-28-1822
Summary: Terms and conditions. Will not monarchy and nontoleration check American immigration?
This with the information I had previously received of Texas, induced me to wish to emigrate there and the object of my former letters has been to enquire of the country and to ascertain if a [surveyor] could have a prospect of employment in surveying which is my occupation. I have a small family and industry and honesty will be our principal property. I have now a chance as I expect of sending this by private conveyance to New Orleans. If it should meet your eye I should be glad to receive a line from you addressed to me at this place, containing such information on the foregoing topics as your information and leisure will permit.
Will not his
Monarchial Government and Non-toleration be a
great check to the emigration of Americans.