John Ingram to Stephen F. Austin, 08-16-1826

Summary: Application for land.

Peach Creek Aug 16. 1826

Dear Sir

I understand that your office is again opin to receive applications for land; and having never yet recd any land in the Colony, I wish to embrace the first opportunity to secure my alloted portion—As you have once made out my deed for half a league I hope you will yet con- sider me entitled to that Quantity; particularly as I have been one of the first settlers in this Colony, and have never been backward in doing a soldier's duty.—The good land has been so generally taken up that I hardly know where to make a choice.—Perhaps there may be some forfeited land that you could recommend; if not, I have thought to take it on a small stream which heads in the Bay prairie, and runs, perhaps, into the bay of Matagorde—you will please to give me a verbal reply by Mr. Rabb

John Ingram

Col. S. F. Austin