Littleberry Hawkins to Stephen F. Austin, 08-06-1826

Summary: Concerning his and Mrs. J. H. Hawkins's claims. Active emigration from Kentucky to Texas.

Lexington August 6. 1826

Stephen F Austin Esqr

Dr Sir

I have so repeatedly written you and have never received aline from you, that I have frequently almost determined to decline the matter I am still using great industry in geting up Company to visit your grant and have left nothing undone on my part since the death of my Brother I have been a perfect slave and have great difficulty in Keeping the two families from actual want they ware left without One Dollar I have gotten George the Eldest son of my Brother in the Navy and he is ordered into the service I inclosed to you my two Grants of land By J E B Austin do the best you can with them for me hand the letters inclosed and say what is necessary, from the intimacy and friendship between the families I had hoped to been by you advised etc as to the interest we had taken in the Grant you are labouring under fals impressions as to Botts and my self On Next monday there is to be a large meeting of Citizens at Versailles Woodford County on the subject of going to your settlement I find it stands higher than any other grant the colonel is about starting please [write] me and Mrs. J. H. Hawkins when you find it Convenient so soon as I can place the families in that situation that will Keep them from actual want It is my intention to come to the Country Change if necessary my two grants and have them located where you think best particularly the One on Guadeloupe if best so to do the reports as to the inundation of the lands on Brassos and Colorado Rivers is unfavourable and I am disprising (?) those impressions believing they are not true

god bless you and your friends

L Hawkins

Please speak of me to your Brother I would give all I possess to have two hours conversation with you