Stephen F Austin to Samuel M Williams, 11-26-1833
Summary: Preparing to return to Texas. Reforms obtained. Political conditions.
[From Williams Fapers, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Tex,]
The law repealing the 11 article of the law of
I think it doubtfull whether my letters reach Texas, I will therefore merely say that I leave in about ten days for home by land— perhaps I shall go on with Genl Pedro Lemus who is appointed Comnt Genl in place of Felisola. Mejia has the command in chief in the South where the civil war [is] Still raging tho I think that Mejia will soon terminate it. he is in the direction of Acapulco. and Genl Victoria is in Oaxaca.
Texas matters are all right, nothing is wanted there but
No troops go with Genl Lemus—Santana hung up the State question
and wished to have Texas made a territory, and I believe that I
have been the means of preventing it and that question is also hung
up. This has made me a goodly number of enemies here who wished
for a Territory— nada importa—nil will go right. Close up all
pending matters. It is now very important to harmonise with Bexar.
Keep this in view. I shall be at home soon.
[Stephen F. Austin.]