Nathaniel Cox to Stephen F Austin, 05-27-1825

Summary: Shipping Austin's books. Cotton now 35 cents a pound. Groce should gin and sell.

New Orleans 27 May 1825

Dear Sir,

You were advised some few weeks ago of the safe arrival of your Box of Books—I have now an opportunity of sending them by the bearer, which I embrace, and hope they will reach you in safety

I have not very lately heard from Mrs Hawkins, but believe herself and family are well—She still lives with her younger sister the only one of that family that is independent and able to give her a support—I hope the time is not far distant when such charity will be unnecessary—From the great numbers of persons passing through to Texas I feel assured your Province will soon fill up and Enable you to make sale of lands.

What is Mr Gross doing with his cotton—The price is now an object—35 Cts. I should suppose it would be well worth getting ginned and shipped immediately.

Nath: Cox

Colo. Stephen F. Austin Texas