A Holdridge to Stephen F Austin, 08-23-1830

Summary: Introducing S. H. Barlow, who, if pleased with Texas, may be the means of taking hundreds of settlers from Vermont.

Col. Stephen F Austin

Sir permit me to introduce you to S H. Barlow of St. Albans Vermont the present Post Master of a County Town— he is a Gentleman of first rank in society—believing you will be happy to recieve and Treat him as such—as he intends visiting your Colony. Any information or assistance given him will not only confer a favor on a friend but on your humble Servant if he should conclude to locate himself in Texas it would be the means of hundreds emigrating from this Country to yours— I expect to be on this fall and am in hopes to bring with me 50 or more families. I have been able to start considerable of a fever, if you will send me your history of that Country with the constitution and all other information in your possession that will be important to a people that knows nothing about that country, you will very much obliege your humble servant

A. Holdridge M. D

St Albans Vermont Augt. 23r 1830