H. H. League to Stephen F. Austin, 09-20-1826

Summary: Immigration from Tennessee.

Iesh Bayuo the 20th Sept 1826

Col Stephen F. Austin

D sir it has been 28 days since we left San Felipe and we have Came 235 Miles Our company was nearly all sick when we started and have been much worse on the Boad than they were before, we have lain hear about a week on account of the ill health of Mr Jn Robison who has-been thought dangerous a part of the time but is no[w]Convelescent and thinks he will be able to Travil on tomorrow, I Expect you learned from Mr McNeal the circumstance of my geting crippled by a fall from a horse from which I have suffered Much and am not yet Recovered but have my health perfectly in all Other Respects. I have recived two letters from home since I left your town one from my wife dated 6 August which informed me that thare would be considerable Emigration from Tennessee to your Coloney this fall. I this morning Recived another from william D Horton my Brother in law who Visited the country with me, you may perhaps Recollect I told you that he Rote to me from Nachitoches on his Return that he had declined coming to the country, he tells me in his presint communication that he was Very sick and low spirited at the time he rote and thought at that time he would not come but on Regaining his health he changed his notion he informs me that he has procured the Ten families that you granted me permition to Settle in your coloney as was agreed on between him and me before we parted and himself and them are all prepairing to come to the country—on the first Rise of the River, he also informs me that my Father in law and Doctor Porter a brother in law together with a considerable number of Gentlemen from the Vicinity of Nashville will visit your country this winter. Could I have known all this before I left San Felipe I should not have went home at all for he informs me that he is prepairing to bring my family Out. and it would have been highly Important for me to have Remained and made preparations to Recive them as well as the other Emigrants, but as I am On the way I will continue On and assist them in getting out as soon as possible. I wish you if it is possible to Reserve a League of land for William D. Horton on the Barnard or Bay Priarai and if that can not be done as near as Possible to my League at Ginnings o[ld?] camp on the Collorado River, you will also confur on me a grate favour by paying some attention to the selecting and surveying the ten Leagues above the Labaha Road as it is likely my settlers will wish to go on Immediately, and above all I wish you without fail to write to me at Nashville On the subject of Slavery and the provisions of the constitution generally. I shall in a few days leave the company and go on to Nashville as Speedily as possible and it would be a matter of the highest importance to Recive a Communication from you as soon as I get home for should slavery be abolished it would produce some Change in my seletion of Emigrants I shall be at a loss in my arrangements until I heare from [you]. Give my Respects to Majr Burn[e]t Mr Williams etc

H. H. League