James Nelson to Stephen F. Austin, 11-06-1824

Summary: James Nelson to Austin, November 6, 1824.

Alxa [Alexandria] 6th Novr 1824

Mr. S F Austin

Dear Sir. Having been disappointed in Receiving the Money that was due me in this Count[r]y. I have been compeld again to Commence work at my old trade of Enjineer in order to raise money to discharge the debts I owe in your Count[r]y— I have now a situation on board the steam boat Natchitoches— and as soon as I can raise sufficient quantity of money shall forward it to you in order to settle my debts— In the mean time I must beg you to see that my property etc is not molested-—as I shall certainly send money—and be out myself early in the spring

James Nelson [Rubric]