Samuel Bridge to Stephen F. Austin, 05-29-1827

Summary: Influence of Indian wars on emigration. Introducing R. M. Williamson.

Territory of Arkansas Hemstead County May 29th [1827.]

Dear Sr two years and a half since, I left Missouri for your Colony. On my arrival here, such reports were in circulation respecting an Indian war that I deemed [it] prudent to Make a short stop here, until times should alter. The late revolution causes various reports here. I should be extremely well pleased if you would write to me how Americans are received at this time or whether at all, there is several families in this County waiting to know in what manner they will be received This letter wil be handed to you by a young man by the name of Robt. M Williamson he has resided with us about three months he is a young man Quite unassuming of a handsome Education and very desirous of you acquaintance

Sam'l Bridge

Col. Stephen F Austin