J. Iiams to Stephen F. Austin, 01-29-1825

Summary: Asks about land for two families wishing to move from East Texas to Austin's colony. Each has about 17 slaves.

Sanja Cinto January 29th- 1825

Dear Sir

Messrs Henry and Micajah Munson living at present on this side trinity and being somewhat disappointed in their Settlement by the overflow of that River desire me to enquire of you whether they can be admitted into your Colony and obtain the title of Land

If they can be admitted they wish to have Lands near me on Cedar buyo where there are no other Claims and they will commence settlement Immediately They are men of Respectability having each a family and about 17 Slaves each with good stock of Cattle etc., etc. They also wish to enquire whether more Land can be granted in proportion to the number of Slaves They will in all probability be good pay for whatever Land may be granted them and I shall be happy in having them for neighbours please write me a line on the above Subject and if they will be accepted direct the survey as they are desireous to have it accomplished There are others wishing to apply in the same way if any more grants can be made


Col. S F Austin