John A. Williams to Stephen F. Austin, 02-07-1827

Summary: Repulse of insurgents. Francis Biggam to Austin, February 13, 1827. Disquieting reports from Texas.

Head quarters Sprowls plantation

7th Feby 1827.

Col Austin

Dr sir your favour of the 23rd Ult. together with the gover nor's procklamation has been recd.

you will no dout before the reception of this have heard of the patriotic manner in which the Inhabitants have rallied in defence of their country, and dispersed the rebellious gang of Nacogdoches. I refer you to Mr Kenney for further information. A quantity of property found in possession of the enimy has fal[len] into our possessin I have to request that some person duly authorized be immediately sent on to take charge thereof, or dispose of it as the government may direct, yesterday we detached fifty men for 7 day service which will remain stationed at this place untill the expiration of that time.

Permit me to suggest the propriety of continuing a sufficient Military force at this place for some time lest a remisness on our part might induce the disaffected to commit new outrages upon the inhabitants of another class who have already suffered enough.

A great deale has been done by the faithful subject in this section of country, but yet the work is far from being compleat

We shall employ every means in our power to sustain the government, and restore tranquility.

Jno. A. Williams [Rubric]