Samuel C. Hirams to Stephen F. Austin, 07-16-1826

Summary: Concerning house building.

Harrisburg July 16th, 1826

Dear sir

I wrote to you by Mr. Givens, but he went by the way of the Fort settlement, and it may be some time before you get the letter.

in our calculation of the cost of your house, we forgot the shingles, and putting them on. Also my sawyers that I thought of getting had taken a job for Vince, and it will be two or three weeks before they are done, after which time I will send them on to you.

I wish you to instruct me what to do about the approaching election in case Harris does not return. I have put up the advertisements according to your instructions. Let me here from you by Dr. Kenny. My respects to Majr. Burnett and Mr- Williams, and believe me to be yours &.

Saml C. Hirams

Col. Stephen F. Austin.