Stephen F Austin to James F Perry, 04-22-1833

Summary: His intentions to obtain repeal of the law of April 6, 1830, and to get permission for Texas to adopt a constitution.

April 22. 12 o'clock A. M. 1833.

J. F. Perry

There is, I am told, some uneasiness that I shall [not?] insist on the approbation of the constitution as formed by the late convention— I shall try and get the law of 6 April 1830 repealed and a declaration that the people of Texas may legally convene in convention to make a constitution— This much I expect to effect and no more— It is very evident that no act of mine can bind the people of Texas— What I do, if anything, shall be subject to their approbation of course—no one need have any fears that I will compromise Texas improperly— The interest of Texas is my interest— Unfortunately we have some personal parties amongst us—but this is an evil that will correct itself in time— I will write you all frequently—have confidence in me, untill you see what I do and then approve or punish as I merit—

I start in five minutes.

S. F. Austin