Stephen F. Austin to Unknown, 11-22-1823
Summary: Subscription of corn to pay expenses of delegate, Erasmo Seguin, in Congress.
The Government of this Province under date of the
Considering the absolute impossibility of raising money, and Commissioner of the Government the Baron de Bastrop having Suggested that a contribution of corn would answer the purpose, I have thought proper to open this Subscription for corn, those who have no corn can subscribe money, or anything else they are able for it is expected that every man will give something in proportion to his means. The corn or other articles Subscribed will be collected by persons duly authorized to do so and forwarded to San Antonio de Bexar as soon as arrangements can be made to transport them and a full statement of the whole will be published for the information of the Settlers.
We whose names are hereto Subscribed do promise and obligate ourselves to pay the quantity of corn, money or other property annexed to our names to the Province of Texas, to be collected by Colonel Stephen F. Austin political chief and Commandant of this Colony and paid over to the political Chief of this Province as our proportion of the contribution for paying the expences of Don Erasmo Seguin the Deputy in Congress from this Province.
Witness our hands. Province of Texas this
(Copied from the Brazos Paper.)
(Note)—on opening this Subscription the following persons were present and Subscribed on the Brazos Subscription paper the quantity mentioned, to wit—
Stephen F. Austin Two hundred Bushels of Corn
Martin Varner twenty bushels___________do
William H. Singer ten Bushels__________do
J. H. Bell twenty bushels______________do
James F. Tong twenty Bushels___________do
James Edmonson ten Bushels_____________do
George Robinson Jr twenty bushels______do
James Cummins Twenty Bushels of Corn________________ 20 Dawson Alley Fifteen Bushels of Corn________________ 15 Benjamin Beeson 20 Bushels__________________________ 20 John Madden 10 Bushels______________________________ 10 James Tumlinson 20 Bushels__________________________ 20 John Tumlinson 10 Bushels___________________________ 10 Thomas Jamison 10 Bushels___________________________ 10 Thos. Gray 10 Bushels Corn__________________________ 10 James Ross 15 do____________________________________ 15 Thomas V. Alley 10 do_______________________________ 10 Nathaniel Whiting ten bushels of corn Cainbreak_____ 10
Benjamin Fowler__________________________ 10 bushels Saml Carter______________________________ 10 bushels Saml. Toy________________________________ 10 do Step. Richardson_________________________ 10 do Thos. Davis______________________________ 10 do Patrick Dowlin___________________________ 10 do Shubael March____________________________ 10 do Wm. Harris_______________________________ 10 do David H. Milburn_________________________ 10 do Robt Keydendall__________________________ 20 _______ 110 bushels