Stephen F Austin to James F Perry, 11-17-1831

Summary: Advice about home.

Novr. 17. 1831

Dr Brother

I am happy to inform you that I left my room yesterday and rode down to see sister, also that last night She was safely delivered of a fine Son I give you joy—all is doing well—what a host of boys you will have—

If I recruit as fast as I have the last four days I shall be able to start to Anahuac in a week, If I can hire a boat there, I will go by water direct to your place on chocolate bayou, and thence up home by Brazoria and Bolivar but you must furnish me horses.

I forgot to mention that north side of pleasant Creek will be the best for the field on one important particular, the wind is so severe from the sea that I am told it whips out the corn and blows it down, the timber of pleasant Creek would keep off the wind from a field on the north side, The south side is the place to live

S. F. Austin [Rubric]

[Addressed:] Mr. James. F. Perry Chocolate Bayou—Care of Cap. John Austin who will please forward it by first safe opportunity