W Taylor to Stephen F Austin, 07-28-1829
Summary: Wants land for settlement in Texas. Asks advice.
Various have been our fortunes since we met and parted in
Mexico— You remember that this was then as it still is, my post,
hankering my present object is to obtain a small grant of from Fifty
to one hundred to embrace both sides of some water course, with due
attention to soil, wood, and water, as I have a number of friends
whom I could induce to move out, and who would form no
inconsiderable acquisitions to your infant State—but I can do nothing—
viz will attempt nothing without your aid and advice. What I would
have you to do for me in this business is, to select Me tracts of country—
draw the plot with the boundaries etc. and to furnish me with your
advice as to the Measures to be taken by me in order to secure the
Grant. All which, from your local Knowledge of the County, may
be done in your office.
please write to me thru Messrs Jas. W. Zackerie and Co N. orls
as well as under Care to the Honorable J. E. Poinsett Envdo Extrary
Min. Píen, de Los E. E. U. U. de America—Mexico provided thro'
this latter channel I could expect to hear from you in any reasonable
time— perhaps it were better to send both original and Dupls Via N.
orls— my intention is to leave this part of Mexico next
W. Taylor [Rubric]
Genl Sant Ana who was gouvanor of the State of VeraCrus and Military Comand1 of the District is now here with about 2000 Troops in the expectation of being attacked by an expedition sd to have recently left the Hava but that expedn must be detined else where.