Wyly Martin to Stephen F. Austin, 07-31-1824
Summary: Completed at last the settlement of first 300 families. Exercised great care in the selection of the families.
Bend of the Brazos
I am desirous of becoming a citizen of your colony, and a
subject of the Mexican Republick. Circumstances beyond my controul
has occasioned me an absence of four months from the province; A
link in the same chain of circumstances, requires me to return to
the U. States immediately; hence the impracticability of my mak-
I am not aware what quantity of land you will be disposed to allow me, under existing circumstances; I am not a married man, I am the owner of three negroes and a stock of cattle of upwards of one hundred head, together with some other property—the utmost of what you are in the habit of allowing to other men similarly circumstanced, I trust you will allow to me.
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