Haden Edwards to Stephen F. Austin, 01-09-1826
Summary: Difficulty with settlers in east Texas.
Enclosed are some letters to the departments of Governt. the forwarding of which by the earliest opportunity will confer a singular favour.
We have no opportunity direct from here of communicating with the Government.
I found in my return from your place that there had a consider
able storm arisen, heavy threats to send me over the Sabine; but I
came out in a Herricane and promised to send in irons any man who
dared acknowledge the threat to saltillo, sounded the trump all
around bidding defiance to all their threats and bidding them to
leave the lands or come forward and make arrangements to pay for
them. They are now all friendly promise to pay me for their lands
and spend their lives in my defence I expect Leftwitch on every
day and anticipate the happiness of spending some happy hours
Haden Edwards [Rubric]
N. B. please write me by the first opportunaty.