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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

to run the lines between the Heirs of Manuel Santos and myself
& D. Lacy, came in Town, and went out to Mr Sharps' on the
Loco, where the general rendevous is to take place to morrow
at noon
Tuesday the 16th March fine weather, went to Mr Sharps's
House on the Loco; accompanied by Mr C. S. Taylor & one of the
Comrs M. F. Whitaker, the other Comrs had been at Sharps before
me, and had went up to the N. W. part of the Land we tried to
fine them but were unsuccessful returned, and stayed all night
at Sharps-
Wednesday the 17th very fine weather- at 8 A. M. all the
Commissioners were assembled, commenced the Business of divid-
ing the Land, Dolores Cortinas was also present, and it was on all
Hands agreed to divide the Land North and South by running a
Line trough the middle from west to East, which was done by
starting at the N. W. Corner, running South 4375 vs then East,
making an offsett to exclude the Land of Dolores Cortinas, stopped
the survey on the west bank of the East Loco, to be finished some
other time, went home, Mr S. B. True arrived from Natchitochez,
brought me a Letter from Kaufman, J. S. Roberts arrived from
Galvezton, received by him a Letter from Sa [mue]l Bangs, re-
specting Business he had with Ogilvy
Thursday the 18th March very fine weather saw Mr J. S.
Roberts, nothing new from Galvezton many goods & no monay to
pay for them! confirms the report of the total wreck of the San
Jacinto, saw Mr True, who went to Douglass on Business, returned
in the Evening, heard from the Comrs who are dividing the Loco
Land, intend to finish the Survey to day, (if it is so, alls right)
Felix Grundy Roberts a Son of Elisha Roberts stopped with me
this Evening, he is returning from the Trinity, knew him as a
little Boy- Major George A. Nixon in Town to day with Mr Tom
Garner, tried to get a negro, who Nixon claims as his own, but
who has been for the last year in possession of J. S. Mayfield Esqr
negro run away Garner after him but no go- no Catch em-

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