Leonidas W. Baker to James E. B. Austin, 02-26-1826

Summary: Inquiry concerning Texas.

Steam Boat Hamilton. Ohio River.

Feby. 26th 1826

Dear sir,

An opportunity just presents itself of conveying a few lines to you; and if the impressions of early youth are as pleasing to you as they are to me, this little memento may give birth to a few moments of cheerful reflection.

I left Forest Hill (the theatre of our first acquaintance) in the year 1819, and twelve months after commenced the study of law, completed it, and have since qualified myself for the practice of medicine, and am, at present, engaged in that capacity.

Now if you believe, that the health, locality, and prospects of any part of the province of Texas, will suit me, or any of my friends, who might be disposed to embark on Fortune's schooner, you will be good enough to write, and give me a geographical history of the country.

Direct your letter to Hardenburgh, Breckenridge Cty, Ky.

Respectfully, your fellow student,

Leonidas W. Baker.

[Addressed:] Mr. James Austin, Austin's Settlement Texas