Colonel Stephen F. Austin
July 21, 1826
SIR,- After an absence of several months from this province to the United States, where I was detained much longer than I had anticipated in consequence of continued and serious indisposition, I returned to this place about the 1st of April last, and much to my astonishment and mortification found everything in disorder and confusion in this section of the province. . . . We have just heard that he [James Gaines] has decreed the expulsion of Judge Williams and Mr. Elisha Roberts [*], two of the most wealthy, intelligent, industrious, and useful citizens in the whole province. . . .
The above information was found at
Haden Edwards & The Fredonian Rebellion 1826-1827
*Elisha Roberts is a 4th great-grandpa of the Keeper of this family history blog