James Kerr to Stephen F. Austin, 07-30-1826
Summary: People forced to move because of Indian hostilities.
Dear Sir, I came here this
I am somewhat of the opinion that were you to write to Capt. Burnham and invite him to see you; and you would give him some indulgence in the price and payment of his land that probiblely he would stop here, and station,—should he do so it will Induce others to stop also.
This however is conjecture on my part.—tho I think it merits some consideration.
Those people have now growing crops that they flattered themselves would turn in to there acts, sufficient funds to pay the balanse due to you—and under the present circumstances it is not likely that they will realize one Dollar—by them. They are poor and have familys and the loss of a crop is to them a serious thing.
As I have mearly sugested the subject to you for your consideration ; I hope you will excuse the freedom I have taken
I have therefore to repair to his Assistance Immediately