Littleberry Hawkins to Stephen F. Austin, 05-31-1823
Summary: Commerce. Character of Bastrop.
[About May 31, 1823?]
D Sir This will be handed you by P. T. Dimmit our friend and Agent please render him any services in your power in closeing his business please have some Conversation with our friend B De Bastrop who I find Intelligent good and much Service to this Province what has occured as to the Tobacco taken by Beremendy I have made affidavit as to the quantity which was delivered him after the Tobacco was Delivered I agreed to present to this province $1800 of the $2000 to be appropriated as the Go. thought best to the Troops and if he wants to pay $200 which he did and it is finally settled I love the Baron and am sorry that Circumstances would not permit my doing a better part by [him] than I have done. Your Brother will say you what you may feel an interest in Knowing as the Business and settler.
J. H. H. in his last letters says that nothing but your presence Can give things the desireable standing.