Stephen F Austin to James F Perry, 03-06-1832
Summary: Leaving instructions on departure for Saltillo.
I send you Simon and wish you to keep him close at work until
I return. He has been idle so long that he will require a tight rein—
he is in the habit of gambling—-but he is a useful hand on a farm
if he is kept close to his business. I wish you to send for the Mares
and Colts of mine at John P. Coles they will be fat—sell them
or keep them as you please, I do not know how many there is of
them— I have given the deed for the place you are on to Emily
there is a league and three quarters instead of a league and a half.
I have left my will with S. M. Williams. You are one of the
executors and H. Austin the other.
Don't neglect to have a good orchard under way and by