J. Blair to Stephen F. Austin, 05-22-1826

Summary: Asking Austin to transmit certain documents to the general government.

Colonel Austin, Will pleas after he shall have Examined the within enclosed documents to envelope them in a New cover and forward them on to the Seate of Government through the propper channel! I would prefer their being transfered from one Governor to another till they arrive at the Seate of Government Colonel Austin will oblige me if he will give me every information as to the design of the government in their military operations as relates to the building of garrisons in the province of Texas I would wish to Emigrate to that province if I could place myself in a Cituation that would support me comfortabl, my object in this request is that if the Government was a building I should wish to bring on a Steam Engine and apply it to the Cutting of Lumber for the publick Besides this I want to know what Encouragement you will giv me if I emigrate to Texas I must have some thing that looks enticing or I must embrace other proposals tho not so congenial with my feelings are more to my interest

J. Blair

May 22d 1826