James Kerr to Stephen F. Austin, 02-24-1827
Summary: Property seized by De Leon.
Sir, I have to complain (through you) to his Excellency the Political Chief of Martin Delion and Don Manchóles (Viz) that they have not returned to me, nor to any person for me, the within described gun, according to the order of his Excellency, and that I therefore pray to be remunerated with the price of the same $30.00 and also the damages done to my own two guns which have been returned, as pr. within Cert 9.00
We the subscribed Do certify that the gun that Mr James kerr
Borowed of Clarissa Griflfen was.—New and complete in all parts
James Cummins [Rubric]
I do hereby certify that the above gun was by me taken to the station on the Labaca, and that it was—with other guns siezed and taken away by Martin Delion and Moncholes—and that it has not been returned agreeable to the order of the Political Chief.
Given under my hand this
Dewitt's Colony Labaca Station,—I hereby certify that, Martin
Delion and moncholes in
The Cock of 1 oí the locks brock and cost me one Dollar fifty cts_____ 1. 50
Screw part of same lost________ 1.00
The other gun stock broke________________________________________ 5.00
Tumble of the lock broke______________________________________ 1.00
Thimble rod and socket end of wipers lost--------------------------------------- . 50