William Little to Stephen F. Austin, 01-13-1825

Summary: William Little to Austin, January 13, 1825. Private land sales. Vital statistics.

Fort Settlement 13th Jany. 1825

Dear Sir

I know so little of the situations of Mr Stafford's League that I am unable to say positively that I will make Exchange with him if he has a good situation for stock at the Prairie I think he can be accomodated with two hundred acres (not more.) by his paying all Expenses of surveying Transfers etc and obligating himself to move on to the land he may get of me with his family in the course of next fall. I wish to have one or two good neighbours and will go as far as I can without loss to accomodate an industrious man with a situation—I will be in Town as soon as the roads are so I can get up—we can then have a chat on the subject and no doubt make the arangement to suit all Parties—Your colony Sir, is increasing fast at least this bend of the Brasos. on the morning of the 7th Inst Mrs Andrews had Two fine Girls in the evening of the same day Mrs. Little had a stout Boy. all doing well—Mrs H Jones had a son on last day of Decr.

Wm Little [Rubric]

Col S. F. Austin

My Father will go to Town with me to arange our land as soon as we can get up.—he has been very unwell for some time but is getting better yours—W. L. [william Little]

Please to have the papers arranged so that may not have to stay long in Town