Stephen F Austin to Unknown, Date Unknown

Summary: Seeds of the Mexican cypress tree and instructions for planting them.

In dry weather the bed must be watered, put them out of the reach of overflow—protect them in the winter—they are delicate when young hot sun in the middle of the Day is hurtfull

Seeds of the Mexican Cipress (Seepress) a beautifull tree very tall & slim in shape like a lombardy poplar and in foliage like a cedar—to be sown in a bed like red pepper & transplanted the third year. I wish S. M. W. to be very carefull and try to raise and preserve these trees for me

[S. F. Austin.]