John McArthur to Stephen F. Austin, 12-06-1825

Summary: Introducing John Mathews.

Fredericktown [Missouri], Dec. 6th 1825

My Dear Sir,

My friend John Mathews, who will give you this letter, has been an inhabitant of this Country for 26 years; I have been acquainted with him for 18 years and with much pleasure can recommend him as a man of integrity and a good citizen. He goes to your Country with a view of becoming a citizen thereof. He possesses a knowledge in mineralogy, and wishes to engage in that line. I write this note in haste as Mr. Mathews is on the eve of Departure, would be glad to give you a full letter—but can only say, being lately at the Mines of Burton your sister was well—My family are all well. You will soon make up your acquaintance with Mr Mathews, who will give you all the local news,

John McArther

Col Stephen F. Austin