Felix Robertson to Stephen F. Austin, 11-05-1826
Summary: Texan emigration from Tennessee.
This will be handed to you by my young Friend Colo. Benjn F. Foster who goes out to Leftwich's Grant as the agent for the Company. Colo Foster is a young man of sterling entegrity and worth; any attentions shown him will not be misplaced. He is young and unacquainted with business, and will feel himself under singular obligations to you for any information you may have it in your power to afford him which will facilitate his undertaking. He will be accompanied by W. E. Winn and three or four other young men of worth—If all alarm relative to the Indians could be entirely quieted, the Brassos would populate very rapidly. It is therefore of the utmost importance to the present settlers in that Country to keep in perfect friendship with them if possible I should be glad to hear from yourself the real state of things at present and in prospect with the different neighboring Tribes. I fear it is more than probable that my state of health will drive me from this Country, and if the prospects of rapid settlement on the Brassos is unfavorable I should move to opalousas in Louisiana I fear I shall not have good health in this Country, and have but little doubt that in a part judiciously chosen in the Brassos that I should be healthy, please write me shortly the present state of your settlements, as to health increase etc etc