Moses Austin to James Bryan, 10-22-1813

Summary: Lead business.

Mine a Burton Octbr 22 [1813?]

Dear Son

We expected you two days past I am in hopes this may find you on the road Mr Todd called last evening and requested me to make a statement of the quantity of Mineral I told him I ha'd done so that is that what was hawled Over would make from 12 to 15 thousand he says that he can make up 4 loads more which he thinks will make up twenty thousand but I cannot hawl untill my Waggon is mended and Logan has forbid Mr Wheeler to work in the shop so that I am compleatly stop'd in my business Such treatment I can assure you I have Never recd from any man Such shamefull treatment, in my life, Tripp and Logan are Cutting tool(?) Wood and have purchased Wheelers Blacksmith Tools—Todd wish to obtain my approbation to draw an order on you for 160 Dollars this I could not do on any Account I expect he will Visit you this day

Moses Austin

N B the object of Logan and Tripp was to have taken of the Iron in the Shop to Commence business with and lett you and Stephen get it back as you could this I have stopd- by removing the Iron from the shop this day he claims all half the Iron at Herculaneum


[Addressed] : Mr James Bryan Herculaneum