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

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
VII
Fryday the 19th weather continues very good- last night a
Select Party of good fellows played cards all night the result was
no Sleep, much drinking, and a little fighting, Ben Miller got
innocently shot, how it will result god only knows- wrote to the
general Post office Department, wrote also a private Letter to
Mayfield about his Negro Joe, eta. McFarland and Mr Davison
are going on to Austin who will take the Letters, heard from the
Commissioners who run the Line between Santos's Heirs & myself
say they have finished the Survey, did not go up to the Line
formerly established in 1827, no matter, I am satisfied as long
as the division is had, saw William Simpson, who wanted to make
a Compromise about the Patricio Land, told him that I could not
do so as that would lay me liable as administrator, but advised
him to present his claim in due form of Law, and, in that way
only can I do any thing
Saturday the oFth March 1841. weather fine Miller not very
dangerous, set up with him till 12 P. M.
Sunday the 21st weather continues fine- Judge Hart returned
from Houston & galvezton Muse our Senator returned from Austin
yesterday. nothing new, heard it rumored to day that Gel Rusk
Shot a man in Harrisson county, (not ascertained) received a
Letter pr Mr Nathan Wade from N. B. Thompson requesting me
to go down to attend the District Court as interpreter and trans-
lator in a Suit between himself & Elisha Roberts. I have no
Horse as yet, wrote to Thompson to send me one, I'll go any how
if I possibly can get off-
Monday the 22d Clowdy Sultry weather- wrote to Mr Bangs
galvezton, in answer to a letter received pr J. S. Roberts, last night,
or early this morning Louis Velard, an old Canadian an inhabitant
of this Country for upwards of twenty years, died of Mania a
Potu; Commenced raining very hard about 8 oclock A. M. stopped
at 12. Mail from the west arrived in the rain brought many news
Papers, but no Letters- a Mr Snively twinn Brother of old Jake

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