Nathaniel Cox to Stephen F. Austin, 04-21-1825

Summary: Introducing [James] Kerr, who is going to Texas with all his family, white and black.

New Orleans 21. April 1825

Col Stephen F. Austin

Dear sir The Bearer of this Mr Kerr is from Missouri and moving to your Country with all his family, both [White?] and Black—he has been here some time waiting a passage— As we have never Exactly understood the nature of your laws relative to Slavery I could not answer many of Mr Kerrs inquiries on that head, but have assured him slaves have been taken there and held— I hope will find no difficulty with his, as it would ruin an helpless family should he loose them. Mr Kerr has been only known to me a few weeks but I am fully convinced he is a worthy man, and I hope he will be found a Valuable Citizen of your infant Republic-

Genl. Lafayette has just left us. You will learn from Mr Kerr with what enthusiast he was received among us—he has gone to St Louis I have not heard from Mrs Hawkins very lately—

Nath: Cox