Moses Austin to James Bryan, 09-06-1817

Summary: Commerce. Financial difficulty.

Sept 6th 1817

Dear Son,

Mr Donnal has recd from me 380 Dollares being the full amount of the sale of your Whiskey, which on being gauged at St Louis did not hold fully 40 Gall. I think something must be wrong in the manner of gaugi[n]g the Whiskey at the Still house

I Pray you to make a visit to Herculanm as soon as you can I have had your Note renew.d—at the Bank—to Boring for 500 Dollars I start this moment to the Mines for your Mother shall return on Monday next I wish you to give some kind of an answer about the Beef and in my opinion you had better collect all you can and send them forward to St Louis you Know the 15 of Octobr is near At Hand when Cox will be calling on us

Moses Austin [Rubric]

love to Emely and the son

[Addressed:] Mr James Bryan Hazel Run