William Kingheloe to Stephen F Austin, 05-30-1825
Summary: Angry reply to letter from Austin taking him to task for misstatement concerning land.
Dear Sir i receiv your very insulting letter you inform me you was much astonished to hear of my stating you had made apresent of my land that report is fabricated by some bad person who expects to live by fals hood and swindleing as for my stating to the people that i have stated false hood or un truth respecting my land i shall not i never shall Contradit any statement i have mad and i can assure you sir i never shall abuse you for any friendship you have Conferd on me but as for my saying directly or indirectly that you presented me with land or any thing else is false hood i expect sir that i have said less a bout my land or Deed than any other man in the Collony the last line of your letter i cant understand and i Conclude wishing you as wish all B M [Brother Masons?] that is true repentence and reformation
N B you will give the auther of these reports by the first opportunity