Stephen F. Austin to Moses Austin, 03-25-1815
Memorandum of Money to be sent on to Kentucky
To John Postlethwait of Lexington for which my due Bill is given___________ $28. 00
To Amos Edwards of Russellsville for which my due Bill is given
This had better be sent to Jos Ficklin with a request to take it up__ $46. 00
To Charles Bradford of Lexington This due Bill has been sent on to
Geo. Wilson of St Louis to whom I have written on the subject________$153. 33 1/3
$227. 33 1/3
When I purchaced the waggon I gave my note to Doct B. Roberts
for Five Hundred Dollars payable in Six Months after date and
at the same time made a written contract with Messrs Geo. W.
and W. H. Whitakers of Russellville for Five thousand pounds of
Small Bar Lead to be deliver'd at Clarksville and Nashville by
I also promised (verbally) that I would Send on 100 pounds of
assorted to Col. Bailor near Russellsville for which he was to
pay the market price It would be best to get Mr J. Ficklin to
attend to this business and take up my notes from Roberts and
contract from the Whitakers after the Lead and Shot is delivered.
Since Lead has fallen if the 5000 is not delivered by the day it is
more than probable it will not be recd- so that Lead that is [on
hand?] ought to be [made?] into pound Bars and appropriated to
this use, My Credit stands very fair now at Russelsville and if this
Contract is complied with it will continue to stand high which may
be of much use to me hereafter it therefore is of great importance to
me as well as yourself that the Lead should be sent on in time This
I believe is all the unsettled business I have in Ky.
At Herculanium I purchased 200 Baskets of Corn from Doct.
Cairns at 37 1/2 cents payable the
I this day purchase 101 yards of Linnen from C Patterson at 40.
cts. for which I gave a due Bill in your name payable the
Stephen F Austin [Rubric]
You had better write to Henry Elliott to try to engage Freight to Clarksville or Nashville for the 5000 of Lead and Shot and also to E Bates for it may be difficult to meet with an opportunity unless it is attended to in time