Samuel S. Pearson to Stephen F. Austin, 01-20-1823
Summary: Expert shipbuilder and mechanic. Wants to settle in Texas.
Wishing to become a settler of the Province of Texas, makes the following proposition, that it is my wish to settle at or near the mouth of the river Colorado or Brases on land taken up by Stephen Austin Esq. I being perfectly acquainted with Ship Building in alt its various Branches and can likewise put up the machinry that is necessary for driving Cotton Ginns and other Carpenter work etc. It being understood that it is my wish to settle in the first settlement that shall be built at or near the mouths of one of those Rivers (and that I shall have one League Square of land on one of those Rivers as near the mouth as possible) for the purpose of carrying on my Business