D W Anthony to Stephen F Austin, 12-26-1832
Summary: Discussing policy to be followed in seeking reform. His editorial policy.
I had hoped to find you here, or at least that you would have arrived during my stay, as the principal object of my visit was to obtain a title to the lands I have selected, etc.—which it seems could not be effected without your presence.
If it be beyond the reach of your power and option, to extend the quantity of land to more than 1/4 of a League, will you have the goodness to assist me in obtaining a grant from such authority as is requisite, if you think an application for that purpose would not be fruitless. I perceive that either a discretion has been confided to you, of else by means of petitions etc, great inequality in the quantity of lands granted to different individuals has been effected, and I hope if there be any such capacity, either which you have, or may be obtained to increase the quantity of land which I may be entitled to receive, that you will not be reluctant to aid me in its acquisition,
I have had the pleasure of seeing your letter of
I am much pleased with the state of feeling prevailing, and the
prospect of effecting the great objects we have proposed for
ourselves—but I do not see much harmony in the design of a remon-
I shall be glad to hear from you, which I should at any rate expect, as soon as you return. I look for Grayson every day, having lately heard from him, and with him I expect my brother, etc. Their land affairs too, I hope you will not forget.