John McGaffey to Stephen F. Austin, 01-15-1826
Summary: Asking Austin to support his petition for permit to establish ferry on the Neches.
Deak Sir Having had the pleasure of seeing you during my stay with Mr. Castleman I am impressed with a favorable opinion of the Liberality of your disposition. I respectfully hope that you will be pleased to contribute your influence towards promoting the welfare of a Poor Man in his humble efforts in the Laudable pursuit of Industry
My Petition for a grant of Land to Establish a Ferry will be handed you for your signature and any other favor you will be pleased to grant for its furtherance