Stephen F. Austin to Junta Gobernativa, 05-17-1823
Summary: Success of his mission. Proud of Mexican citizenship.
The object of my mission to the capital of the nation being one of
general interest to the Province of Texas, as connected with the
augmentation of its population, and the advancement of its
agriculture and commerce, I deem it my duty to report my arrival in this
city to the Junta Gobernativa, and that business relative to the new
settlement which I have commenced in that Province is satisfactorily
arranged by the Supreme Government of Mexico.
I shall depart for Bexer a few days after the arrival of the Commandant Genl Dn Felipe de la Garza who is expected this evening. I am proud of the honor of being ranked as a citizen of the great Mexican Nation, a nation which has displayed traits of heroism and magnanimity in the late glorious revolution in the cause of true liberty which will excite the admiration of the world, and give Mexico a rank amongst nations which centuries of subjection to despotism could not have acquired.
Estevan F. Austin [Rubric]