Stephen F Austin to D. W Smith, 01-15-1834

Summary: Making arrangement for money while a prisoner.

Monterrey Jany 15, 1834

D. W. Smith [Matamoras]

Dr Sir I enclose you claims to the amt. of Seven hundred ninety six dolls six reals due me, that is two claims, one of 461.6 and one of 335. for money advanced by me to the troops in Texas, also Fifty seven dolls, three reals due to James Ross of Texas.

Please present them to the commisary and get the money and remit it to S. M. Williams San Felipe de Austin Texas when the genl, arrives speak to him on the subject.

Also I enclose a letter from Danl J. Toler Call on him for the draft on Maurice Hebentreit and get draft on Mexico in favor W. S. Parrott for my use and enclose it to Mr. Parrott in Mexico. Mr. H. told me in San Lois Potosi, that he would make this arrangement.

I leave tomorrow for Mexico a prisoner on some accusation made by the State govt. Write to me to the care of Parrott.

S. F. Austin [Rubric]