John P. Coles to Stephen F. Austin, 04-06-1826

Summary: Asking instructions concerning juristiction in Robertson's colony.

Bravo6th April 1826

Dear sir

We have been Looking for you for a week past at this place Doct. Robertson has Returned Home To Tennessee without Effecting any considerable object in the country above he has written me and says that he wishes the authority of this Colony to Extend above untill ther should be forty familys settled in that Colony I am Now Requested to Remove Early who has put them all at defiance and says that he will hold his place in spite of them and threttens the Life of the Barrer of this who is the owner of the Tract of Land that he is on Maj. Sterling C. Robertson what should I doo in this case shall I put Early off or not

Jno P Coles [Rubric]

[Addressed:] Col. S F Austin San felipe de Austin P. Maj Robertson