Stephen F Austin to James F Perry, 07-30-1833
Summary: Hopes for success, but favors organization as a State without consent of Congress if consent is refused. Rumors of cholera in Texas.
I refer you to my letter to the committee for news as to my
mission, and will only state I have very strong and well founded hopes
of complete success—I believe that Texas will be a state in a short
time with the approbation of the Govt. But if our application is
refused I shall be in favor of organising without it I see no other
way of saving that country from total anarchy and ruin—I am
totally done with concilliatory measures, and for the future shall be
uncompromising as [to] Texas matters.
Why do you not write me? I expected to hare recd, letters here—
none from anyone—-! am uneasy very much so indeed—I heard a
bad account about overflow and cholera but hope it is incorrect—
I had a wretched trip.
One month from Matamoros to Vera Cruz in
a little schooner—ten days on short allowance of water—none but
salt provisions—and sea sick all the time. But I am well now.
Padre Muldoon sends his respects to every one—he does all he can