Stephen F Austin to John Austin, 08-06-1833
Summary: Thinks State organization will be granted Texas. Must be a State either of Mexico or of the United States. Cholera epidemic.
[From Williams Papers, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Tex.]
I recd yours of
I think the decision of Congress will be in favor of a State, but
I fear they will send it to the other States for their approbation,
this will cause some delay, tho my friends here think it will be
dispatched by the
I have had a hard trip so far and have more difficulties to work through here than you can well form an idea of—but I hope to get along and that Texas will be a State of this, or the U. S. republic before another year, for I am so weary, that life is hardly worth having situated as we now are.
The vice President and ministers profess great friendship for Texas and say that their measures will be very different from the last administration. I think they are sincere—but time will show. There are conflicting interests—or what are supposed to be so by some persons, that I fear will do harm—one article in the constitution which in reality means next thing to nothing I fear will do some harm.
Send word to Emily that I am well.
The cholora is at hand and very fatal. So I bid you farewell in case this should be the last.
To John Austin