Samuel Sexton to Stephen F. Austin, 04-22-1824

Summary: Emigration to Texas. Debtors.

Alexandria La 22d April 1824

Dear Sir:

I have not had the pleasure of a communication from you since 13th Jany I am glad to see that families of a comfortable appearance are still mooving to your settlement—I must beg the favor of you to inform me how the Halls [are] going on; if they are settling down to habits of industry and exhibit an appearance of be[ing] able sometime to pay their debts. It will always give me pleasure to receive a communication from you and be informed of the progress of your settlement. I shall inform you of the characters of all those with whom I am acquainted who are mooving within your jurisdiction, or vicinity and shall take the liberty of making enquiry of you, frequently perhaps, for persons who have disapeared rather clandastinly—I feel a great interest in the settlement and prosperity of the province generally—any information you could give me with regard to the progress of the new government would be particularly gratifying. Remember me in the kindest manner to the Baron

Saml Sexton [Rubric]

[Addressed:] Honr Stephen F. Austin St. Felipe de Austin Province Texas