Horatio Chriesman to Stephen F. Austin, 11-13-1826

Summary: Delay in surveying due to sickness.

Dear sir

I am sorry to inform you that it is out of my power to start below as soon as I expected Owing to the ill health of my Family my Wife and children are all unwell but not so much so as Miss Hope she was taken with the influenza on Saturday night and has been very bad she appears better this morning I hope I shall be able to get of in three or four days if you cannot wait that long please inform me by the Doctr the Bearer hereof whar I shall meet you I expect I can meet you on monday next if no unforeseen accident takes place if you should leave before me I wish you to take all the papers relative to your Business—I remain yours with respect

Hor. Chriesman [Rubric]

Col. Stephen F. Austin, Nov. 13. 1826