Archibald Austin to Stephen F Austin, 11-11-1830

Summary: Tornel warns Americans against emigration to Texas.

New York 11 Nov 1830.

My Dear friend and Cousin

A private oppy offering to New Orleans I forward a letter for Laurence Remmey which by accident, I omitted sending by the Nelson, which vessel I hope has arrived safe with you by this time, as the winds have been very favorable for her, since her departure— I also send you Mr Tornel s caution to Americans not to go to Texas, which may deter some from going, until the Mexican Government revoke the Law, to which he alludes, those who do go, I presume will not meet with any difficulty on their arrival there—

You can tell Henry that his wife is now here on a visit to her Aunt Thompsons, in very good health, and left her children in good health, she is desirous of going to Texas, to join him, provided he meets with sufficient incouragement to remain there— remember me to him,

Arch Austin [Rubric]

There is a vessel advertised for your Colony and—will probably sail in about a Fortnight—The Robert Senior Schooner— Mr. Perry sent the cloth for your coat to this city, which is now making up, I hope it will be finished in time to go by Mr. Treat who leaves this his Brother tells me about the last of this month for your Colony

Henrys wife told me this Evening she had written a letter to you given it to John to send by Mr Treat who expected to go in the vessel alluded to I proposed her letting me send it with this, but John was of opinion that it would reach him quicker the other way, I however do not believe it will by some weeks—

I send you a file of the American which you will probably find interesting, and to Henry they must be particularly so altho' we have been deprived of arrivals by a long storm—

[Addressed:] Colo S. F. Austin, San Felipe de Austin Texas.