Morgan A Heard to Stephen F Austin, 06-26-1825

Summary: Concerning establishment of a printing press at San Felipe.

Natchez. June 26th 1825

Dear Colo

At the request of Mr Richard C Langdon I address a few lines to you to know your opinion: on. the policy and propriety of establishing a Printing office at St. Felipe. De Austin. Mr. Langdon—has for many years followed printing, as a profession and is well qualified to take charge of a press, on the receipt of this I beg you—will address him fully on the subject at this place.

Mr Francis Keller of Wilkerson County of this State will hand you this letter, he visits your settlement with the intention of settling if he likes the country I am Informed by Judge Childs he is a gentlemen of very Independent circumstances and irreproachable character, he has a large familycitizens like him will form a desirable acquisition to the settlement; I know it is your anxious wish to have men of character, and Independence in the country, and of course will give him evry aid, in making a purchase of Land.—I shall leave here in a few days for Pearl river, present my respects to your brother Brown, Colo Gross and family and Mrs. Long.

Morgan A Heard

P. S. I seald this letter before delivery and broke it myself—