M. Wilkinson to Stephen F. Austin, 11-29-1825

Summary: Introducing John Mathews, the "numeriousness" of whose family takes him to Texas.

State of Missouri Maddison County.

Fredk Town Nov 29th 25

Dear Sir

The bearer of this letter Mr. Jno Mathews is an old and reputable emegrant to this country previous to its cession to the United States and has ever since conducted himself in the most upright and gentlemanly manner, he owns in this neighbourhood a large and valuable, farm but from the numeriousness of his family he in his old age visits your country with a view if he likes to become a citizen; permit me to introduce and recommend him to you as a useful and valuable citizen and any aid and assistance you can render him whilst in the Spanish provinces will confer an Obligation on

M Wilkinson

[Addressed:] Mr Stephen F. Austin Province Texas Mr Mathews