James Whiteside to Stephen F. Austin, 11-29-1824

Summary: Concerning land.

Brassos Dictrict 29th Nov. 1824

Dear Sir

agreable to your instructions to Mr Simms I have Selected a Tract of land for the Children of my Decd Brother lying on the East side of the Brassos adjoining what is Called Negro Moore between his tract and Mr Groce's Boatwright place, My brother Jonathan's two sons that Came out last spring applied to Col Coles last Summer for a peace of Vacant land that lies between the Millicans Tracts and the River and my land, it is a Very odd shape, some very good land it is only a Fraction between those lines but by Runing a league it has to Run back into the Postoak woods beyond all the Millican Tracts, Mr Simms says that no Survey Can be made for less than a league the Boys has paid Mr Sims for Surveying it, but they do not wish to pay for only 2 quarter leagues, and they want to known of you if it Cannot be divided in a way to have it in a better shape you will please to write me a few lines on the Subject when you are at leasure

James Whiteside

[Addressed:] Col Stephen F Austin St Felipe De Austin