Jesse Thompson to Stephen F. Austin, 04-17-1826

Summary: Decline of price of cotton.

Province of Tais April 17th 1826

Col Stephen F. Austin

Dear Sir I have the pleasure of writing these lines to you to inform you of my situation that is I am at this and have been very sick I was taken at Natchitoches eight days since and have remained sick ever since and I can further [tell?] you that cotton is very low and I have declined going to Orleans and cant tell when I shall return on account of getting return for my cotton and I have wrote to my wife which will be lodged with you and I want you to forward the letter to her as [soon as] possible and oblige your friend nothing more but remains yours with respect

Jesse Thompson

[Addressed:] Col. Stephen F. Austin Austins colony Brasses