Letter from Ben R. Milam to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter, in which it is explained to Owen that Milam and General [Arthur] Wavell have received [ Empresario] grants to land in Texas from the Government of Mexico, and they are prepared to offer allotments "of the most valuable description" on suitable terms "to respectable Emigrants and Settlers".

Milam writes that in 1826 he left a letter for Owen at New Harmony containing a proposal to sell him a Lot of the land in Texas, but having received no reply he presumed Owen was uninterested. Nevertheless, desiring only the "most respectable parties" he has enclosed a statement [on the viability of the land for settlement] for Owen to consider.


Stamped number: 121

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