James Dill to Governor José Martínez
Telling of Illegal Immigration in the Ayish Bayou Region.
January 31st 1822
Govinor José Martínez
I inform you that thare is a number of people comeing in to the Countery & settleing between this place & the river Sabean on the Iish bayou & its adjacent waters without any kind of leave or purmision whatever & I Cannot tell who they are from Character, nor what their intesions maybe. as they do not so much as come forward to report themselves nor make any inquires what privileges  government gaves, in respect of settleing the Countery yet I have reported frequently through them Settlements whare government have gaven purmision for emigrants to the Countery to settle Francesco-Gararo has made complaint to me that James Gains & Edmond Quirk have been runing surveys of land & have run through & taken in a considerable part of his land & I wish to know if government allows them that privilege.
I am sir yours respectfully
4. August , 1823.