Stephen F. Austin to Henry Elliot, 03-01-1822

Summary: Agreement to accept Castleman's lot in the "Common Field" of St. Genevieve, Mo., in exchange for debt on Texas land.

Whereas Sylvanus Castleman has this day given a power of attorney to Henry Elliott of St Genivieve Missouri to sell a lot of land in the common field of said Town—Now I do hereby agree to take the said lot of ground as a full compensation for surveying said castlemans land in Austin's Colony in the Province of Texas and for getting the title to said land, hereby giving him a receipt in full for all fees on said land—provided that if the title to said land be defective or incumbered this contract is to be void

Austin's Colony March 1. 1822

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