Stephen F Austin to Emily M Perry, 12-23-1831

Summary: Mrs. Holley. Shipping.

Decr. 23. 1831

Dr Sister,

I remained at Henrys during the bad weather—my face and jaws were quite painful owing to riding down in the damp air— I am not yet rid of the mercury— A more lovely or beautiful family than Henrys I have never seen in all my life— his eldest daughter goes with Mrs Holley— they are all very anxious to see you and sent their love— Mrs H. will remove here as soon as she can arrange her affairs— She is a very superior woman and the most agreeable company I have met with for many years

I have not seen Mr Perry and suppose he has gone up, Tell him to call on Williams for the Cattle—there are two yoke of oxen amongst them also a mare— he will have to find hands to hunt them up I have written to W—abput it, and also left instructions before I started—

No news of the Dart, or Elizabeth. The Spica is here and leaves tomorrowMrs Holley will be down to day to go in her to New Orleans

remember me to Lavinia— your brother

S. F. Austin