Stephen F Austin to James F Perry, 09-11-1833
Summary: Report on prospects for Texas. Cholera in Mexico.
I have nothing particular to say, more than what I informed you of by last mail. The cholera has abated, but there is not yet a majority of members in this city so that there will be no meeting of Congress for a week or ten days yet.
I think I shall succeed in getting the 11 article of
The duties on Importations will be reduced and probably suspended, for a time in to to, tho the latter is not yet certain.
The State question must take its course as prescribed in the constitution and be sent to the other States.
The revolution is not over and God knows when it will be. I
have great confidence in the vice president Gomez Farias, If the
heroes of the + [cross] get the upper hand it is difficult to say what
they will do as to Texas matters and it is very probable there will
I have recd,
one letter from Texas since I left there, from
John dated in
My health is good at this time
farewell S. F. A—
There were 43000 sick here at one time The deaths I believe have been about 18000. I have never witnessed such a horrible scene of distress and death. The common people in a part of the state of Puebla got an idea that the water was poisoned by the foreigners and they massacred seven frenchmen in one village—all the foreigners in that place. Remember me to H Austin and Phillips and his wife and to your neighbors—tell Henry that he must not neglect to locate his other League of land before the time expires.
I cannot tell when I shall get home I intend to persevere to the end and effect what I came for if I can regardless of time or expense.