Samuel C. Hirams to Stephen F. Austin, 10-23-1826

Summary: Concerning building.

Sn Jacinto Bay October 23 1826

Dear Sir

This will inform you that I have removed to the Bay, and am recovering my health verry fast, indeed was my family in a situation to leave home I am able to work now. my little Daughter has the fever, but she is getting better. My wife also is mending. I wish you to be perticular in having the flooring plank stackd so that it may dry, and send me word when you think you will be ready for me to gow to work, and as soon as you can get the scantling hauled I can be at work framing untill the shingles and weatherboarding can be furnished. I am anxious to be at it for I want to make a crop in the spring if I do not meet sufficient incouragement there. I could get a man here to make your shingles but he will not do it for six dollars, and I will not give no more, for that is a great price

Saml. C. Hirams [Rubric]

Col S. F. Austin