Thomas P. Hart to Stephen F. Austin, 06-06-1822
Summary: Introducing Elijah Noble, who represents the "Texas Emigrating Society" of Lexington.
This will be handed you by Mr Noble of this place, his object in visiting Texas is to settle provided the country pleases him, and he can make a satisfactory arrangement with you Mr Noble was raised by my father and his wife by my mother, they have a large family of children. He is an industrious, persevering enterprising man and a man of business If he should settle with you he will make a usefull and valuable citizen I feel much interested in his and his familys future welfare and prosperity
Any attention it may be in your power to pay him, will be by me acknowledged as a favour
When Mr Noble returns, write me a full description of your country, and be assured your letter shall not long remain unanswered