Stephen F Austin to Elias R Wightman, 11-12-1830
Summary: Surveying instructions.
I wrote a few days since to survey a quarter on the west side of Trespalacios for John H. Scott, and one for John T. Brush. Since then C. Johnson has applied for a quarter next below Scott on the same side of the creek— he says that he wishes it run so as to have some front on the main Creek and then to run back of Scott across the Juanito
I cannot say whether it can be run in that way or not, for I do not know the situation— you can therefore use your own discretion, always taking care not to give too much front, nor to injure the adjoining tracts, nor to have irregular vacancies—
S. F. Austin [Rubric]
Make returns of these surveys as soon as you can as I wish to finish the titles before I leave for Saltillo