John McGaffey to Stephen F. Austin, 01-15-1826

Summary: Asking Austin to support his petition for permit to establish ferry on the Neches.

Niege Ferry Jany. 15th 1826

Mr. Austin.

Deak Sir Having had the pleasure of seeing you during my stay with Mr. Castleman I am impressed with a favorable opinion of the Liberality of your disposition. I respectfully hope that you will be pleased to contribute your influence towards promoting the welfare of a Poor Man in his humble efforts in the Laudable pursuit of Industry

My Petition for a grant of Land to Establish a Ferry will be handed you for your signature and any other favor you will be pleased to grant for its furtherance

John McGaffey