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Letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. F. Leaming regarding the seperate statehood of Texas
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Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836. Letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. F. Leaming regarding the seperate statehood of Texas - Transcript, page 1. April 20, 1833. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/6/show/4.

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Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836. (April 20, 1833). Letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. F. Leaming regarding the seperate statehood of Texas - Transcript, page 1. Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/6/show/4

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Title Letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. F. Leaming regarding the seperate statehood of Texas
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Date April 20, 1833
Description Letter from Stephen F. Austin to T. F. Leaming regarding the seperate statehood of Texas.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--To 1846
  • Mexico--History
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Mexican Colonial Era
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  • Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
  • Leaming, T. F.
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  • San Felipe, Texas
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  • letters (correspondence)
  • correspondence
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 1, Folder 88
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript A/iT *nU- »*< faorrru P*f***y* San Felipe de Austin April 20, 1833 T. J. Leming, Esqr. Dear Sir: I reed, your last letter dated at Harrisburgh, this day, in which you mention having written others which have failed. Mr. S. M. Williams will enclose your fifty dollars in this letter from Orleans for which purpose I give it to him open. I depart from here early tomorrow for the City of Mexico on a mission to the govt, asking for admission of Texas into the Mexican confederation as a State separate from Coahuila. We have just had a convention and unanimously decided to apply for a State Govt, and I was appointed by the convention to take in the application. Should it be refused, I think it will be the greatest .error that the Mexican Govt, have ever committed. Texas is now able to sustain a State Govt, and cannot do any longer without one, & a refusal will inevitably produce a violent aggitation (sic) here of some kind and an unprofitable & troublesome one for Mexico. Sound policy clearly says that Texas ought to be separated from Coahuila and made a State. It was only united to it provisionally by the act of the constituent Congress of 7 May 1824, and with the express condition or proviso, that so soon as Texas was in a situation to figure as a separate (state) she should inform Congress thereof for its resolution, so that we are acting under the shield of the law and with its express sanction, in asking for admission into the union as a state, & I have no doubt we shall succeed. If we do the politics of Texas will become quiet and settled at once. We shall have a regular and good Govt. & this country as a state of Mexico will flourish rapidly, & be one of the most valuable members of the confederacy. We have no Govt, now that deserves the name of one, & a refusal to give us one will be bad policy, very bad indeed. I will write to you from the City of Mexico. My respects to your Mother & also my sisters. My sister & family are all well, or were a few days ago. They live near the coast below this. I thank you sincerely for your kind attention to our interest in proscuting the law suit and hope it may be speedily terminated. ( . . .continued)