J E B Austin to Emily M Perry, 08-06-1829

Summary: Progress of Texas. Austin aging fast.

New Orleans Augt 6th 1829

My Dr Sister.

I arrived at this place on the 4th inst in the Schooner Eclipse from the Colony which I left 6 days before. As the Steam Boat Missouri will leave this in the morning I could not let her depart without dropping a line to say that I am myself in good health, and Eliza was also well when I left home. She wrote to you not long since and as you have not yet answered it we presume you could not have received it. I have one of the most interesting little boys in the world, and could you see him you would say so. the Colony is still progressing slowly, but sure. I should really like to see you and Mr Perry in Texas this fall and anticipate that we shall have that pleasure. Could you come and see us? I am not in a Situation to visit Missouri yet but intend doing so Ere long and shall take Eliza with me. Send us some Rose Roots this winter or fall and also, another collection of garden seeds. Brother is well and, getting old fast, he is however in good health and closing his business and perhaps may visit Missouri this fall— Remember me to Mr Perry and all old acquaintences—also dont let my Nephews and Neices forget Uncle Brown

J B Austin

[Addressed:] Mrs Emily M Perry Potosi Missouri