John Ruland to A. McNair and Stephen F. Austin, 10-03-1824
Summary: John Ruland to A. McNair, October 3, and A. McNair to Austin, October 8, 1824. Recommending Zadock Woods.
Mr Zadock Woods, the bearer of this, returned
As it is customary for those who value a good name, to procure testimonials of Character from those of their fellow citizens whose standing in Society is conspicuous, Mr Woods is desirous of obtaining from you a few lines to Mr Austin in Texas, stating your knowledge of his character etc—and also a letter from Major Christy and Wm C. Carr Esq.
As to my knowledge of Mr Woods, I can say that during an
acquaintance of five years, I have ever found him scrupulously just
and honorable in all his dealings.—And I can assure you that his
departure from this place is sincerely regretted by his Neighbors.—
He is a Man of industrious habits and of enterprise, but has, (as I
If you can give Mr Woods a recommendation, and enable him to procure one from each of the gentlemen I have named, you will serve a worthy Man, and confer particular favor on
I have the honor to be your friend &c. A McNair