the watch word. And in you I confide[.]
Let the proclamation spread all through
the hills and woods of Colorado, but this
[missing fragment] and we save our Colony and our
____ [?] fellow citizens who have taken up
arms on the other side.
If the bearer wants a horse or
any thing to prosecute his trip furnish him
with it and any thing else that may be necessary.
Austin will be here among us by the time
of the meeting on the 7th[.] [H]e was at Mata-
moros on the 20th June.
Very respectfully yrs
Capt. B. Sims
Samuel M. Williams to Bartlett Sims, July 1, 1832. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #147, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.