Erasmus Ellis to Stephen F. Austin, 12-22-1821

Summary: Introducing Dixon, and asking for information.

Jackson 22nd December 1821

S. F. Austin Esqr

Permit me to introduce to your particular acquaintance Capt Dixon the bearer of this, as he intends visiting the province of Texas, for the purpose of being a useful citizen in the bounds of your settlement—He has lately been employed in surveying public Lands in the State of Missouri and Illinois, and whose capability, steadiness and integraty, has met the cordial approbation of his employers as well as general Government—Any friendship that you may think proper to extend toward him, in that line, or any other that may be beneficial to him, will be acknowledged by your friend and humble servt

Erasmus Ellis [Rubric]

P. S. I wrote to you last month when I was at my Brothers on the coast, and I hope you will spare time enough to give me general information of that country; and particularly what kind of Mechanics are most in demand there at present—

With respect I am yours etc

E Ellis [Rubric]