James Cox, Jr. to Macdonald and Ridgely, 12-09-1817

Summary: Introducing Stephen F. Austin.

Herculanium 9th Decr. 1817

Dear Sirs

It gives Me particular pleasure to make you acquainted with Mr Stephen Austin, a gentleman whose company you will be pleas'd with and who has been of considerable service to me in this Country—Mr A and his Father are extensively engagd in the Mining business, and I doubt not but your acquaintance will prove advantageous to each other— As My friend is an entire stranger in your City, I shall esteem it a particular favour if you will give him every information in your power; your usual civilities I think it needless to ask as they are so universally bestow'd—in hopes of seeing you soon believe Me

James Cox Junr [Rubric]

Messrs Macdonald and Eidgely Merchants Baltimore