1869 03

Submitted By Roy Pfeiffer

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Letter from Maria Deinhard Pfeiffer's mother in Germany to her son Johann in Texas

NEWMARKT, MARCH 20, 1869

DEAR SON,

THE LOCAL WEEKLY NO. 21 OF MARCH 14 APPEARED THE FOLLOWING PROCLAMATION:

     THE PROPERTY OF THE REFRACTORY, JOHANN DEINHARD OF LAABER, CONCERNING THE INN-KEEPER'S SON JOHANN EVANGELIST DEINHARD OF LAABER HAS BEEN SENTENCED ON APRIL 7, 1851 BECAUSE OF DISOBEDIENCE AND REFRACTORINESS AGAINST THE RULER'S SUPPLEMENTARY LAW OF THE YEAR 1828 AND HIS PROPERTY OF 300F ATTACHED.

     ACCORDING TO ART. 90 OF THE MILITARY LAW OF JANUARY 30, 1868 THIS

PROPERTY AFTER DEDUCTION OF PENALTY, COSTS AND INDEMNIFICATION IS TO BE

ISSUED UNDER AUTHORIZATION.  ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO CLAIM THIS DISPUTABLE

PROPERTY ARE REQUESTED TO REGISTER THE CLAIM INSIDE 14 DAYS AT THE

UNDERSIGNED ROYAL DISTRICT COURT; OTHERWISE IT WILL BE DISPOSED OF

ACCORDING TO THE EXISTING REGULATIONS.

                                           VELBURG MARCH 6, 1869.

                                           ROYAL DISTRICT AMT VELBURG

                                           MITTERMESSER, DISTRICTS OFFICIAL

ON THIS PROCLAMATION I HAD MYSELF TAKEN TO VELBURG, TO THE DISTRICT COURT, WENT TO THE ASSESSOR IN QUESTION, WHO TOLD ME THAT THERE WERE COMING TO ME 140F AND THAT I MUST GO TO THE PROTOKOL; ONLY I CANNOT RECEIVE THE MONEY BEFORE YOU SEND ME A POWER OF ATTORNEY.  SO THAT I CAN RECEIVE THE MONEY IN YOUR NAME AND CAN GIVE A RECEIPT FOR IT; SEND ME ONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  WHEN I SHALL HAVE RECEIVED THE MONEY I WILL GIVE IT MYSELF TO YOUR CURATOR PETER HOLLWEIK AT LAABER, WHEREUPON YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT THERE WILL BE DONE WITH THE MONEY.

SINCE YOU HAVE NOT WRITTEN US SINCE SEPTEMBER 1866 WHEN I RECEIVED YOUR LAST LETTER, SO MUST I USE YOUR AUSTIN ADDRESS AND I AM IN UNCERTAINTY IF YOU RECEIVE MY LETTER IN GOOD ORDER.

WHEN YOU WRITE AGAIN, WRITE YOUR ADDRESS MORE DISTINCTLY WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHERE THE LETTER MUST BE SENT; DO NOT FORGET TO GIVE STREET AND HOUSE NUMBER SO THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE THE LETTER.

AWAITING SOON AN ANSWER, I REMAIN YOUR LOVING MOTHER.

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