Stephen F Austin to Colonlists, 11-xx-1829

Summary: Instruction for obtaining titles. Fees.


All the emigrants who have removed here as a part of the families which I am authorized by the Govt to settle in Texas and who have not received their deeds are notified that they must furnish me in person as soon as possible with a list of their names, where from, the number and sex of their white family—the number of servants— and the day they arrived in this Colony—I hope none will neglect this for those who neglect this notice will have cause to repent it. A certificate will be issued to each one who thus applies and is recd by me as a part of said families, which will be an incipient step to their getting a title. Fifty cents must be paid to the secreta[ry] by each one, when the said certificate is issn[edj and ten dollars must be paid to said secretary on receipt [of] title, and fifty dollars to me in one and two years after receipt of title this sum being for the expense and labor of translating and attending to the business for which we are entitled to pay. I reserve the right of changing these terms for those who do not apply until after the first of Jany next.