Robert C. Bruffey to Stephen F. Austin, 10-13-1824

Summary: Austin's Missouri debts.

Mine Burton October 13th 1824 State of Misouri

Mr Stephen F. Austin Dear Sir

I take this opportunity of informing you of my good Health and that Of my family as to news your Brother Of course can give you every Satisfaction on that score as to our private Business I have Reed 200 dollars by Honey 20 from your Brother in St Antonio and thirty the Order on Kuykindall you wrote me by Woods and by mail that he would pay me 275 dolls I called On him for that purpose last winter he could pay nothing he promised he would pay the last summer but has failed the Execution of Collet remains as it was the papers you have, the shot Lot I have a deed for four days elder than the Execution Of the Bank but not Recorded within 3 Months the posession must now be proved in Order to have it confirmed your Brother advises to prove it up and have it confirmed and defined Against the Lord High Admiral Price and sell it if I can you will please give me your thoughts on the subject when you find Leisure—-Should I ever be able to become a citizen of your country I should be glad you could keep your eye on a situation that you think may suit me but how soon I can avail my self Of it I cannot tell I send your Brands by your Brother who has settled with me for them—

I Remain your sincere friend

Robert C. Bruffey [Rubric]

S. F. Austin-