Stephen F. Austin to Jose Antonio Navarro, 02-27-1827
Summary: Buying certain merchandise for Navarro.
San Felipe de Austin
I received of Corporal Sosa the One hundred and thirty dollars that you sent to me and the letter with a note to buy for you tres arrobas [75 lbs] of coffee and powder.
According to what you write I ordered coffee from Orleans in
conformity with the note you sent to me, and I am expecting the
return of the Schooner every day, it should have arrived before
The rest of the money that I have 97 Dollars and 50 cents I have kept in order to pay for the merchandise from Orleans and I will pay what is lacking or short. I shall advise you as soon as I receive notice of the arrival of the freight.
I have advised Mr. Jones that you would not admit the contract for the corn, I think he will take 20 reales per fanega [3 bushels.]
If a good assortment of clothing arrives I shall advise you and you can command me frankly and with liberty as a sincere friend in anything that is of use, and I shall at all times take great pleasure in executing your orders, if you stand on ceremony I shall be very sorry.
At present there is absolutely no merchandise for sale here but we are expecting some in a few days.
Your friend Stephen F. Austin.