George Orr to Stephen F. Austin, 05-23-1827

Summary: Concerning theft of horses.

Atascosito May 23,1827

To Col. Stephen F. Austin

Sir Some days ago Burrel Franks who lives on the Nachez River near the lower crossing was examined before Henry W. Munson and myself relative to certain Thefts lately committed in this neighbourhood— He stated among other things that a stranger who called himself Hawkins had been at his house—that he (Hawkins) with one Clement (sometimes called Reno) were the persons who had comitted the thefts on the Trinity—that they had a cavalarde of sixty or seventy horses above the San Antonio crossing on the Trinity River that those horses they had stolen from the settlements on the Brassos and Colorado—I have thought proper to communicate this to you for the benefit of your settlement—for further information on the subject I refer you to Doct Brown who will hand this—

George Orr