Stephen F Austin to James F Perry, 04-21-1833

Summary: Parting memoranda,

Dr Brother

I have a good many clothes in my trunks—the most of which will do For the boys—take care of them all and give to Austin or Joel such as will suit them.

They ought to be all taken out of the trunks they are in and put in another, that has no papers in for they are now all mixed up with old letters and papers none of which must be lost

S. F. Austin

April 21, 1833

I send a horse and saddle and bridle by SimonI wish you to keep or sell the horse he is a good one— Keep the saddle and bridle yourself for your own use

S. F. Austin

I have three swords one Silver mounted—one metal scabbard and one dress sword—


I have this moment recd, information that new disturbances have broken out in Mexico and that the troops who were ordered to Texas have been recalled to Mexico— I think this news is true so that nothing is to be feared from troops— I will write from Bexar the particulars should this be true as I suppose they will know there.

Take care of the cholera and keep all quiet here at home and there is no danger from Mexico— At least you shall all have timely notice before it can reach you, if there is—

S. F. A.

Hunter took my saddle bags and never returned them— I wish you to take care of the bridle that Simon has as I like the bit—it is a good one— Williams rides down the little Grey—he is a favourite— I give him to Emily for her riding horse and she must not let any one else ride him nor have him abused— he is fresh shod and I intended to have taken him with me— he is a good horse—


[Addressed:] James F. Perry