Ignacio de Arispe to Unknown, 12-21-1827

Summary: Certifying the high character and loyalty of Austin.

I, the citizen Ignacio de Arispe, hereby duly certify: That during the time I was governor pro:tem, of this State, citizen Stephen F. Austin, empresario of a colony in the department of Texas, obtained the highest opinion from the Government for his honor, love to his country and perfect discharge of the duties of his enterprise—

The same citizen Stephen F. Austin contributed most eficaciously placing himself at the head of his colonists in beating the rebels of Nacogdoches in the month of January of the present year, having united his forces to the Mexican troops by which movement their dispersion was obtained, and the death of several of their ringleaders, by which the order and tranquility of the frontier were restored.

And I give the present document for the purposes of the interested person in the Villa of Saltillo on the 21st Dec'r 1827

Signd Ignacio de Arispe