James Hewitson to James E. B. Austin, 05-26-1823
Summary: Commerce. Trespalacios declared a traitor.
I have just had the pleasure of receiving a copious shower of your communications, in one of which was inclosed a receipt of Dn Jose Angel Rodgz Pro of Durango for collection - I am sorry to state that this recpt can not be sold, or collected first because the military Gent, is not well known and secondly because the great distance does not permit the recovery, the amount of writing and answering letters to Durango would more than ballance the acct. Dn Victor tells me there is no prospect of recovering this money -
I regret that I cannot forward you at present the Galappago.
as they are not made here I have sent on [to] St Louis [San Luis
Potosi] for one for myself sometime back and were I apprised of
your wishes timely, I would have sent on for one for you - I have
recd. two letters from your Brother one from Satillo, the other from
Monterey from which I have learned that his business has eventuated
happily for him and the settlers - Your obligation is here inclosed -
I wrote to Stephen at Mt. Rey and have not as yet recd an answer
Traitor and Rebel - you may judge
the result - he has lost all his employments, and I fear those
Gentlemen in your place holding offices will have to bear the brunt of the
curse - Stephen can tell you the whole affair.
Madero says he forward the money on to the Gov to pay
Hawkins, and also had written and enclosed a draft on the Govr. for the
whole amt. of the obligation - that Mr. Hawkins had not answered
the letter inclosing the order, or any of the other letters on that
subject, that therefore his silence had manifested his conformity
with the Govrs. responsibility, and exonerates Madero entirely -
Madero has shewn me in his books that he has paid the amt. of the
note to the Govr. and that the last remittance was made through the
medium of Dn J Beremendi which was 150 Dolls, whom you can
ask I know Madero has sent on the money to pay this through the
hands of the Govt. and I believe the Govr to be the defalter Mr.
Hawkins ought to have informed Madero, when he recd. his order on
the Govr. last
And untill then I am
Much hurry and no time for compts. -