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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

de Torres's Daughter (who lives at Bexar) has to her Father's
Estate, Mr D. informed me of the Death of R. R. Royall also that
the President of the Republic was so sick, that it is doubted, if he
would get over it a good many People in Town to day, but not
near as many as usual, there is one thing remarkable, that is-
very seldom is a drunken man seen-, thats something encourag-
ing any how- these bad times. a very strong south wind blew
all day, yet out of the wind, or in the sun it was very hot.
Sunday the 18th Aniversary of the great Battle of Leipsic-
rested well last Night, and thank God, had no simpthoms of fever
to day, mail from the W. & S. arrived, no news for me- nor for
any one else, wrote to John Walker N. Orleans, received some old
newspapers pr mail, spend the afternoon in reading them, set in
raining near night and looks like it would keep at it all night.
Monday the 19th Rained nearly all night, cloudy this morning,
turned to be fair in the Evening, a Mr Lattimore from Redriver
County arrived, on his way to Austin was introduced to him, I
belive he is the one living on a League of Land of the Elguezabal
Claim nothing was said about it. Major Kaufman arrived from
San Augustin, Major Augustin dito. no news.
Tuesday the ROth October all the Familie is well at present
I belive for the first time this summer Eastern mail arrived,
brought no news, Robert Potter a Senator from Red River passed
to day for Austin Our Representative Major Kaufman also left
to day for seat of government, John Sutherland formerly a resi-
dent of this place, now of Bexar arrived to day with a drove of
mules- put them in my lot for the night, one of his servants
is an Ex Colonel of mexico has come down from a high to a
low station Sic transit gloria mundi- one of the mule drivers
tells me that vicente Cordova is a Captain in the Centralist Army
at Matamoros he also states that the late Outrage by the Co-
manchez at Linnville, was set on foot at Matamoros paid Mrs Hol-
land $55. Texas monay for some Household furniture purchased
of her
Wednesday 'l1st Mr Southerland told me that J. Ogilvy is
from Muryshire Banff Scotland John norris was here to day,
brought in his Papers which he wants the Action of Congress on
entrusted them to James Gaines Senator from Shelby & Sabine,
paid Gaines $50. Texas monay on a/c of Lots in Pendelton, all

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