Martin Allen to Stephen F. Austin, 11-09-1824

Summary: Immigration.

State of Louisiana

Parish of Natchitoches Novm 9th 1824

Col. Austin

Sir After my respects to you I have to inform you, I am happy to inform you that I am well, but I have had some sickness and misfortune in my family, I made all preperations for moving as soon as I got home, but my wife was taken sick and remained in a very low state a Long time and has not got over it yet, her sickness has prevented my being able to move her this winter I have sent out my stock and two of my sons in order to make a Crop, I will be on my self as soon as the cituation of my wife and the Season will admit of, Mr Lynch informs me that there is three Dollars and fifty Cents required to be paid down in Cash for Sta[m]ped paper, on receiving the title, I have sent on the money for my own Deed and his, you will if you think propper let my son or Mr Lynch have my deed, I sepose you have made out my deed

[Endorsed:] Martin Allin Louisiana 9th Nov 1824