Joseph T. Montgomery to Stephen F. Austin, 11-22-1821

Summary: Asking information about Texas and terms upon which land is granted.

St Francisville November the 22nd 1921


I have some idea of moving to the province of texes to make a settlement in that country and wish to know the terms on which you settle people in that province on your grant. I wish in the first place to know how you expect to hold your land Secondly how much you will give to each individual Settler, what are the productions of the soil and what is the appearance with respect to health, I wish you also to state when it [is] necessary for the settlement to be made, and what part of the country I must go and who to apply to when there it is probable there will be several small families of us will go together if I like the prospect, be so good as to answer soon your obedient servant

Joseph T Montgomery

[Addressed:] Mr Stephen F Austin New Orleans