Humphry Jackson to Stephen F. Austin, 01-06-1825

Summary: Judicial procedure. Roads and improvements.

Dr. Sir

Agreeable to your [request] of the 22. of Decr I Cald on Mr Lynch Mr Scott and Straing and finding it would be the saim difficulty as before owing to the Pertinaciousness of Lynch I named 6 Men and alowed him to object to any he did not like the other Two agreed to the saim men we appointed the 1st of Janry to Meet Mr Hughs and Two of the Arbitrators not appiering Mr L wanted to appoint another day he not greeing to name any Two that was present we proceded to lay of the Labor Mr L] Cald in John Taylor to prove Conditional Lines between Straing and Scoot it also appierd that Lynch extend his claim at different times it was since a falling out betwen him and Straing that he Claimed the spot he was contending for Straing setled by Consent of parties inclosed you have a copy of the decision which in my oppinion is a Just one and have don equal Justice to all parties—I with pleasure inform you this is the first business of any consequence I have don as Alcalde and is in hopes that my time of service will expire more agreable than I expected—I wish to call your attention to setting a permanent ferry on the San Jacinto at the Mouth of Buflow Byo we laibour under a grait disadvantage at present It is the most central place to do business in this district and I expect the main thoroughfare rode will be this way I thinck it ought not to be left at the will of those who taick it in their tract of land and live at a distance I have been thinking of several wais such as laíng a Labore or reserveing a place for a Town you are the best Judge I know of no person wishing to settle there but am certain [there would be some if some] regulations wair made. There has been some taulck of cuting a road from Bufflow B and crossing the San Jacinto at my House it would be much the shorter and perhaps the best but I thinck we have better spend our time in raising Corn as yet

Humphry Jackson

Janry 6 1825

To Corl. Steven F Austin Chief of Austin Colony Excuse the smallness of this paper I have got very little and can not procure any here