Mrs J E B Austin to Stephen F Austin, 10-24-1830

Summary: Personal business.

[October 24, 1830.]

* * * writing now and I am anxious to know how the business is or will be settled. You told me last spring you would send me down a pertition to sign—for one league of land—on Galviston. I want to know if the pertition was answered—or whether you are autherized to grant it. I also wish to know what right John had to Lease out my hous and 10-acres for five years, that I always considered my property, and it is hard to give it up. I loaned John last spring My watch on a business day. he has not returned it. that I wish to reserve myself for Stephen his father bought it for him and gave it to me to keep it. the house John knows the circumstance very well. I do wish you to answer my letter and satisfy me. Stephen is much better but still has the fever— I think I shall be able to break it on him to day. I must conclude by wishing you good health and a safe journey—

Eliza [Austin] Phillips.

[addressed:] Col Stephen Austin St. Felipe De Austin