Jany 20. 1833
I am anxious to hear how Emily is satisfied at your new home
and how you are getting on. I do hope you are all satisfied.
I am trying to worry through [a very] troublesome business, and
if I could sell some land so as to raise about $2000 I could get along
untill next fall. I owe a balance yet to Hunter on acct of what was
paid to Tennille out of the store which he says he must have next
month as he is going away. The balance due is $1600. I will sell
any land I have to get rid of that and some other debts that are
harrassing me. I mean to wash my hands of the politics of Texas
and try to settle myself along side of you. I will send down your
deed for the place where you live. I have extended the tract to
the river so as to give you a front of 2000 varas on the river—
S. F. Austin
[Addressed:] Mr. James F. Perry Peach point below Brazoria.