Abiel P Mead to Stephen F Austin, 02-15-1830
Summary: Six or eight families desire information about conditions for obtaining land. Transportation system.
Essex town Essex County State of
A writer in the Ohio Monitor, under date of
The object of this communication is to inquire whether the statements in that article can be relied on. There are from eight to twelve families in this place respectable for intelligence sobriety and industry, who if they could be assured of realizing the prospects held out to them by the writer of the article alluded to, would like to set out for that place as soon as they could make proper arrangements; but we feel it to be too serious an undertaking to engage in without a better guarantee than an anonymous writer in a newspaper.
We should be particularly gratified to receive from you a speedy
answer to the enquiry whether such a company could be located
together in a favorable spot, and on what conditions with as many
particulars relative to the soil, climate, civil and religious
regulations etc as you can afford time to devote to such an object. If