J E B Austin to Emily Perry, 08-17-1825
Summary: J. E. B. Austin to Mrs. Emily Perry.
Groces Retreat, Texas
My Dr Sister.
I have only time to drop you a line by a Gentleman going to the
United States who promises to place this in the post Office— I
returned from the interior
Emily every opportunity. roll with redoubled force until that happy hour arrives------
your wild rattled brain brother spends more of his thoughts on his
dear Emily than probably she is willing to admit— but I can safely
assure her that herself and family ocupies more of my time than
any thing in this world—
I am sorry to say there is considerable sickness in the Colony this
season owing to the high freshe[t]s we have had the sickness has
no deaths of consequence—and feel confident
from my observations so far—that it will not be very fatal—
Brother is well—and has written to you and Mr. P.
happy to hear my Dr Sister
has an affectionate partner and hope the ballance of her life will not
be checkered with so many vicissitudes as the last few years—
Give my respects to Brother James and also to Mr Saml Perry and Lady also to Mr. and Mrs. John P— tell Mrs. John P. that I have not been able to procure the Seeds I promised-— owing to my absence however next season I will attend to my promise