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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

also all the Letter mail in this office for San Augustin, both by
Mr W. W. Taylor of this County, Judge Cummings did not return
on account of the rain, I suppose- Doctor Starr and Moses L.
Patton received some goods to day from Galveston, all winter
goods with a few exeptions
Saturday the 6th March beutifull weather, aniversary of the
fall of the Alamo, Judge Cumming returned, showed him all the
Documents respecting the League of Land he claims, I was dis-
posed to give them all up to him, but he was not willing to pay
me the small amount, due me individually, monay advanced for
Taxes, nor the small amt due to Ogilvy's Estate, for monay ad-
vanced, for recording Titles eta. J. F. Lewes Esq also willing to
receive Mr Robert Chew's Papers, but would not pay the monay
advanced by Ogilvy for Copies had from the genl Land Office says
that Chew has a claim of $560. Texas monay on the Estate, which
I belive to be true, but he has not sufficient vouchers, for me to
acknowledge the debt as just,
Sunday March the 7th beutifull Clear Skey; but a very cold
north wind, which makes a good fire very agreable, Judge Cum-
mings left here to day without making any arrangements about his
Land, Mr Lewis on second thought, paid me fourty two 50/100
dollars in Texas monay which amount was expended by James
Ogilvy for R. Chew- Lewis also took the Papers belonging to
chew, I gave him also some notes & accounts belonging to Mr
Hazard, for which Mr Lewis has to bring me Ogilvy's receipt, also
the receipt Mr Ogilvy gave Mr Chew for his Papers &c, trimmed
trees nearly all day, oh! beg pardon did not know it was Sunday
till I was done,
Monday the 8th March very cold, frost last night, did not do
any damage, rain towards night, paid over to B. Blake Treasurer
of Milam Lodge $110.00 one Hundred & Ten dollars Texas monay
which I have collected for the Lodge as monthly dues- for which
he gave me his receipt
Tuesday the 9th rain last night, rain to day A-M. and a
very hard rain P. M. consequently no Business of any kind was
transacted during the day, made an arrangement with Mr . .
[blank] Wilson to cultivate part of my field which ought to have
been cultivated last year by a Mr Easely, who did not do so, I
give to Mr Wilson the rent free, provided he cultivates the Land,

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