A. G. Wavell to Stephen F. Austin, 01-17-1826

Summary: Authorizing B. R. Milam to settle with Austin.

Dear Sir

This will be delivered to you by Coll Milam who is empowered by me to settle with you relative to all concerns of cash and land now pending between us Although your silence equivalent to a refusal to enter into the engagements which I had made in England agreably to your own request and even sooner than you could have anticipated (since it was fully understood indeed even common reason proves that previously to forming a contract the Documents which proved your having possession of the lands were to be forwarded to me in London) compromised me most seriously and injured my interests more than I can describe, and you not having returned more than one very short answer to my numerous letters has amazed me it will be your fault if we do not meet hereafter on the same terms we hitherto have and you will I trust at hart allow that I have not been a bad friend towards you—Milam will write to me constantly and I shall be happy to hear from you—You will I hope come to a settlement with him as speedily as is possible since he is anxious to get on to the Ud. States and will remain with you only one or two days on my account— wishing you health and success I remain very truly yours

A G. Wavell [Rubric]

Aquanueva 17th Jany 1826

[Addressed:] Sor. Dn Estevan F. Austin en Texas