Robert Wilson to Stephen F Austin, 09-16-1830
Summary: Debates in Parliament concerning Texas aroused fears of American designs on Texas.
My Valued Friend I have been in this place for sometime waiting on the vessel, which is promised freight— I calculate to sail in a few days,
Texas begins to Excite Much Interest It appears to me, and many think with me, that It must be aplace, of Peace and Safety— Considering the great difficulties in the Government— I have positively stated our faithfulness towards the Government, and that there is nothing to fear from the Americans, Provided they Are believed, And not Imposed upon—we are Viewed with a Jealous Eye, In Texas Owing to the Jealousy of England, I have seen a New York paper, Containing the debates in Parliarment, By Huskisson Bearing Peal, and others—who toutch hard on us—Calling us squatters. Turbulent, and an ungovernable sett—and show the United States, as Reaching for the Country— I hope you have or will see the papers— But Sir we are safe, in Texas Only let the Cittizens be true to their Contracts, notwithstanding, the Jealouses of the Governments—
I now Sir, before I close ask a favour of you.
It is this, a Mrs
Reed, of New Orleans was pleased with the discription which others
and myself gave her of Texas she, agreed and vissitted. In
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