Stephen F Austin to Permanent Council, 10-08-1835
Summary: Instructions for collecting cannon and powder and lead
To the Council
most particularly, that you send a confidential person up
to Tenoxtitlan after the Cannon at that place and have brought down to
Washington or San Felipe so as to be ready mounted for the Nacogdoches
troops to bring on—they must not leave it—write in my name to T. F.
McKinney to send up at any cost, all the lead and powder he can—
If the cannon at Harrisburg can be got over, it would be well to do so it ought to be done— Every one must be active now
Send me some sugar coffee and 4 quires paper and three or four sticks of sealing wax and some wafers—it is uncertain when I shall be back.
Send me a blank book that is in the red trunk—it is the one that I commenced copying letters in, it is of foolscap paper—send all these by the first safe hand—also send me Cos's letter my answer and copy of my letter to Ugartechea it is in Spanish and also in the file— also Thompsons proclamation it is in print and on file or in the paper case in one of the pigeon holes
S. F. Austin [Rubric]
also send me the proceedings of the first meeting at Colombia