Stephen F Austin to James Whiteside, 11-02-1828

Summary: Requesting a loan of $20.

Dr Sir,

I am in a little pinch for twenty dollars to take up a note of Thos Slaughters that is in the hands of Richardson and Davis—I owe this Money to Slaughter for shingles for the house and have not got it by me— If it is possible you will very much oblige me by lending me that sum and paying it to Richardson and Davis and taking up Slaughters note and giving it to him— I hope you will try and accomodate me for I am too much engaged in the office at this time to leave here and ride about through the Country to make collections

S. F. Austin

Novr 25, 1828

[Addressed:] Mr. James Whiteside