The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928

Diary of Adolphus Stere

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Fryday January the 1st 1841 the first day of the year, a cold
but a beutifull cloudless Sky and the Sun rose in all its Splendor
I hope that is a good omen, and that our Country may during the
coming year be disenthraled from all her difficulties, and every one
be happy. Subscribed to Benayah Thompson's School to send
three Scholars at $50.00 par monay a year-advanced Mr Thomp-
son twelve dollars good monay- mail from the East, a letter
from Sam Norriss, nothing particular News from the west--
mexicans 7000 East of the Rio Grande 13000 behind- Beder-
shin- hang the Banner eta well let them come- Charles
is getting better thank God.-
Saturday January Ed 1841 beutifull weather, but it is very
cold, Sold public Stores to day Exepting the Powder, which at
the Suggestion of general James Smith I posponed- we may
want it before long- the Lodge met in the Evening, rented
Douglass House for two months at $15 pr month
Sunday the 8d 1841 very fine weather made an engagement
with a Mr Blair to bring me a Saddle Horse, from Tennessee,
which he will bring next October or November nothing trans-
pired to day worth Speaking of no further [news] from the west
Monday January the 4 1841 Cloudy-warm weather nothing
of consequence passed, saw an old acquaintance a Mr Stamps from
Mississippi, a Ball in the Evening at Chevalliers, was well at-
tended, and went off 0. K.
Tuesday the 5th. fine mild weather- Sale day, to day much
Land was offered for sale by the Sheriff but none brought 2/3ds
of its valuation, so they are to be sold on a 12 months credit-
settled and paid my account to Chevallier up to date- (thank
god) Joseph. S. Cook, was accused, and brought up before me
for Larceny, gave Bail to appear for Examination on fryday the
15 inst- Town full of People
Wednesday the 6th Clowdy and warm in the morning, Rain
(very heavy) about 10. A. M. North wind at 12. Clear in the

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