F. W. Johnson to Stephen F. Austin, 10-01-1826
Summary: Application for employment.
In consequence of a sick friend, it is out of my power to see you personally, therefore I have taken the liberty of stating my business in writing; I have verry lately emmigrated to your Colony, with an expectation of gitting into business that would be profitable to myself and beneficial to those by whom I was employed; therefore if there should be any surveying, or vacancies in the office of clerks within the gift of your power, I would gladly and thankfully accept the same.—Your answer to this by Mr. Moore or Col. Night will confer a favour.
Francis W. Johnson [Rubric]
I also send you a letter of recommendation from Capt. S. C. Hirom.
F. W. Johnson [Rubric]