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.
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
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.