Nathaniel Cox to Stephen F. Austin, 08-06-1824
Summary: J. H. Hawkins's expenditure for the colony. Austin's plans for settlement with his estate. Crops in Louisiana.
I see by your note dated the
I received some time ago a packett from you with a letter for Mrs
Hawkins which was sent to her by a neibour that was here at the
time—and wrote to her stating your wish with regard to making a
division of the property in the Province of Texas, the Ensuing
My former letters were mostly on the subject of the state of Mr
Hawkins affairs with a statement of the claims he appears to have
advanced in securing the grant, and for the support of settlers also
small loans to Emigrants—amounting,
including Usurious Interest
I shall send this to Natchitoches with several letters of different persons in the Grant hoping they may find a conveyance to you— I now regret that I did not keep a copy of the statement formerly sent you so as to have it annexed, but before the Agent goes out I will again overhall the papers and make out another for your Inspection—As Mr H Kept no Books such an undertaking is of serious import yet for your satisfaction and for the benefit of the Widow and Orphan children I feel bound to make every exertion in my power.
The planting Interest of Louisiana have been sorely afflicted for two years past, by inundations storms rains and rot, so that scarcely one third of crops have been made, and every body here are suffering in consequence of it—The present season affords better prospects, and I hope the ensuing winter will give life and activity to our late and present gloomy City—