Haden Edwards to Stephen F. Austin, 01-09-1826

Summary: Difficulty with settlers in east Texas.

Colo. Austin

Enclosed are some letters to the departments of Governt. the forwarding of which by the earliest opportunity will confer a singular favour.

We have no opportunity direct from here of communicating with the Government.

I found in my return from your place that there had a consider able storm arisen, heavy threats to send me over the Sabine; but I came out in a Herricane and promised to send in irons any man who dared acknowledge the threat to saltillo, sounded the trump all around bidding defiance to all their threats and bidding them to leave the lands or come forward and make arrangements to pay for them. They are now all friendly promise to pay me for their lands and spend their lives in my defence I expect Leftwitch on every day and anticipate the happiness of spending some happy hours united with yourself and the Baron whom I am in hopes will soon return. I am crowded with friends and letters from every quarter at this moment which prevents my saying a thousand things to you, I am compelled to omit at this moment. Wishing you every prosperity and happiness remain yours

Haden Edwards [Rubric]

Nacogdoches Jany 9th 1826

N. B. please write me by the first opportunaty.

B. E.