Moses Austin to Daniel Phelps, 06-10-1804

Summary: Instructions concerning education of Stephen F. Austin in New England.

Mine A Burton June 10th 1804

Mr Daniel Phelps

My object in sending my son Stephen to New England is to obtain his Education I tharefore Request that he may be placed at the best school in your Country and that great Care may be taken that he formes no Improper Connections that may have A tendency to Corrupt his Ideas of propriety I wish him to be furnished with such masters and Connect himself with such Society as becomes a Young Gentln in his Situation I also Wish him to be furnished with Clothing proper to appear as becomes a Gentln and that such Expences as may be Necessery to accomplish his Education and You may advance from time to time Shall be paid by me on Demand—and that I may have it always in my Power to Meet the Expences attending this business I Request that the Bills of Expence may be rendered Each quarter and the most point'd attention shall be paid to the discharge of all such Bills of Expence—Recommend- ing him to your friendly protection and depending on you for information from time to time -Respecting his Conduct, I trust him to your Care—


[Endorsed:] Letter to Daniel Phelps.