Thomas M. Duke to Stephen F. Austin, 02-05-1824

Summary: Land business.

Labadie Crossing Brasos Feby 5th 1824

Col Stephen F. Austin

D Sir Mr Freeman Pettus and myself have made an arrangement to purchase Wm Hollans land and to become bound to you in his place if we can get an alteration made in the survey as the present form that it is ploted in takes in no good land if you should agree to take us in his place for the payment you will be so good as to send Mr Simmes an order for alteration of the survey as soon as possible yours with the Greatest Respect

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