James Norton to Stephen F. Austin, 05-29-1826
Summary: Interest in Texas. Commerce and shipping.
Since I had the honor of seeing you in the City of New Orleans I have never relaxed in my good opinion of your settlement in Texas: but pecuniary embarrassments together with other circumstances have hitherto prevented my making a visit there since I went down in the Schooner Lively which then belonged to you.
Bob Roy, Capt Jn° F. Field who is charged with the note, will
arrive at the mouth of the Brassos (weather permitting) in about
ten or twelve days. By said vessel on her return I should be happy
to hear from you as I as well as Capt. Z. Butler who sailed the Lively
after our first arrival here in
The Rob Roy sails with a full freight and passangers for the settlement all of which I exerted my feeble interest to forward with a firm belief that I was enhancing the interests of the Colony which has been my constant study since I had the honor of your acquaintance in this city.
Accept Sir, my sincerest regard for your welfare and that of your Colony: to the enterprising settlers of which I tender the warmest sentiments of respect and flatter myself with the reality of one day becoming a neighbor and friend among them—