Hugh McGuffin to Stephen F. Austin, 09-13-1822
Summary: Hugh McGuffin to Austin, September 13, 1822. Reports of your death. Emigration checked by bad crops in Texas, but considerable movement continues. "A good many appear to wish that it may be a- free country from slavery; others in favor of slavery."
permit me to address a few lines to you to inform you that I and
family is well at present - We have had severall reports respecting
A great many is very anxious to know the system of government which now exists and whether slavery is abolished or not a good many appear to wish that it may be a free country from slavery others in favour of slavery I wish you to forward me a fiew lines as soon as possible with as generall a sketch of the existing government as possable -
the bearers of these lines is from all appearance both gentlemen of respectablety and candar and if they should need any of your interference I think them worthy of your attention -