John Sprowl to Stephen F. Austin, 08-18-1824
Summary: Horse stealing.
Atho we are personally unknown to each other, duty and the interest I feel for you and your colliny makes it necessary that I should gave you some information of a man that I am informed has gone to your Neighborhood—he is by the name of John G. Jackson. He is a large man, of genteel appearance about 25 years old, he came from near Alexandria on Red River, to my neighborhood, about two Months ago and brought with him two Horses and two Negros one Horse he sold me, sd. horse I am told by undoubted athority he sd. Jackson must have s[t]ole from Esqr. Stokes in the Town of Rapede. Also one of the Negros is Stated to be a free man that Negro he has sold to Nicolas Trammal near Nacogdoches, Mr J. C. Peyton will hand you these lines who can give you more information on the subject-