James Small to Stephen F. Austin, 04-06-1826

Summary: Deposition concerning loss of $20.

This day personally appeared before me Stephen F. Austin Judge of this Jurisdiction James Small who being sworn deposeth and testi[fí]eth that he was in possession of a certain certificate a land office bill drawn in favor of Oliver Jones by Sam M Williams in behalf of the Empresario Austin for twenty dollars, which bill was washed to pieces in the pocket of his clothes and entirely destroyed, further deposes he has never recd value for the same or any part thereof.

San Felipe de Austin 6th April 1826.

James Small [Rubric]

Sworn to before me

S. F. Austin [Rubric]

[On reverse] Recd of S. F. Austin a receipt for twenty dollars in place of the within described that was lost.

James Small [Rubric]

[On margin] James Small receipt