Samuel C. Hirams to Stephen F. Austin, 09-08-1826
Summary: Building for Austin.
After so long a time the sawyers are come on to gow to work at your plank. I hope you will excuse me, for it was completely out of my power to send sooner.
I have made my bargain so that you have to furnish them provission and pay them One dollar pr. hundred after the logs are hewd. I wish you to call on Mr Mason who is at Mr Irons who is to hew the stuff. Also furnish Mason with that Bill of hewing, and the sawyers will [with] the bill of sawing that I left with you. Draw off the bill of hewing on a separate piece of paper and hand to Mason. Be so good as to gow with the workman and show them the place and timber, and after the stock for the plank and scantling is hewn, and Mason comes back to Sn Filipe, show him where to hew the sills and sleepers etc
I expected to have come over with the sawyers, but owing to
company and having no person to assist my wife, I am obliged to remain
at home, but I hope there will be no dificulty. Be perticular in
getting sound timber for your planks Have the flooring planks hauled