there, you must be very prudent and accommodating
as to Custom House Matters. The best way is to let
the Custom House alone for a year more, and
then go there, or before as an Individual and
remove old impressions. I am getting tired
of the whole matter of Colonizing — all work
and trouble and no profit or credit, for many
of them, that are benefitted by me, abuse
me. The Basis of the policy which the
State of Tamaulipas ought to adopt
should be — the country needs population,
and all laws should tend to encourage
immigration to that State, from the interior
& foreign countries, especially the latter.
I received one letter from you in
Respectfully Your servt.
(signed) S. F. Austin
A true copy of the original in my pos-
session, which I certify.
Stephen F. Austin to George Fisher, January 15, 1834. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #1664. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.