Benjamin Lindsey to Stephen F. Austin, 12-20-1825

Summary: Land. Emigration.

December 20th 1825

Mr Austin

Sir, I have sent a Couple of men Mr. Riddle and Mr. Carson to Improve my land and make a Crop on it I believe them both to be good honest industrous men Riddle is a very Exelent Black Smith I am so situated that I Cannot Come on myself at this time but I shall be on about the last of April or the firstMay—if the first payment must be made on my Land before I get there Mr Riddle will pay you up in Cattle I would Raither it Could be put off til I get there myself perhaps by that time I Could be able to pay the Cash please to instruct these men where to find the land and what improvements is necessary to be made—

Benjamin Lindsey