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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) to Joseph H. Hawkins, re: payment to Gen. James Wilkinson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01156 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: City of Mexico Type: Autograph document signed Date: 06 April 1823 Pagination: 2 p. 10 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Directing Hawkins to pay Gen. Wilkinson for funds borrowed by Austin while in Texas tryiing to confirm his "old three hundred" grant. Endorsed by James Perry, Austin's executor, and signed by Wilkinson in receipt of payment.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasFinanceWestward ExpansionAmerican WestLand Transaction

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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