Stephen F Austin to Elias R Wightman, 01-15-1830
Summary: Land, fees, surveying.
I have been expecting you [with] great anxiety and should have
written to you long ago, but suppose from your letter that you
would be here
As regards entries for the families who came on with you, they
must be made in the manner stated in my notice of
As regards the fees that have to be paid promptly, I have spoken to Williams to do all their writing and wait for the fees except the stamp paper.
I have left a commisison for you as surveyor, and wish you to survey all the vacant land on the river below Betts League and Jinnings camp and all the land on Trespalacios Creek, Praririe Creek, Cany Creek but you will have to wait until I get there for owing to your not coming up I cannot now make out all the instructions. I will try and go from La baca to Matagorda.
S. F. Austin. [Rubric]