Stephen F Austin to Unknown, 07-18-1825

Summary: Austin's deposition in the case of Groce v. Keep.

Deposition (Copy)

Mr. Jared E. Groce having called on me to state what passed between him and Doctor Imla Keep at the time the Goods were landed which were brought on from Orleans by said Keep I have to State that a difficulty arose between Keep and the owner of the vessel in which they were brought as to the freight, and Groce repeatedly stated that he had plac'd Money in Keeps hands to purchase sundry articles for him in New Orleans, and that he should hold Keep responsible for the manner in which that money was expended—that he had nothing to do with the Goods until he recd, them of Keep and would then credit him for this amount on the Sums due by Keep to him, Groce, on account of Monies placed in Keep's hands.

Texas July 18,1825

S. F. Austin [Rubric]