Baron de Bastrop to Stephen F. Austin, 01-20-1824

Summary: Appoints Austin his deputy in extending titles to settlers.

Having been called by the Government to take my seat in the Deputation of this Province of which I am a Member, I therefore Authorise Lieutenant Colonel Stephen F. Austin to proceed in my absence with the Surveying and designating the lands and lots for Settlers within his Colony and to do whatever may be necessary towards completing the affairs of the Colony untill my return, St Felipe de Austin

January 20- 1824

Baron de Bastrop [Rubric] Govnt Commissioner