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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

Mail arrived from the U S. received a Letter from Louis Rueg,
one from the widow Patricio de Torres, and one from T. B. Stod-
dard of New York. paid to A. Jacobs $20- Texas for a claim
on government of $37.50 God knows when I'll get it- paid out
$20- Texas for Beef & other articles for the use of my Fam-
ilie
Wednesday the '28th begun raining last night and continued so
all day to day, wrote a Letter to E. Salzman respecting Ogilvy's
Estate wrote to Louis Rueg, to Wm B. Stille, and to the widow
Torres, gave to Corbin the County Depty Clerk, a mortgage to
record, from George Wiede to myself, for League of Land,
originaly granted to Juan Clemente Cortez's Heirs situated on 3
forks of Trinity said Land I sold to Wiede for $1650- pay-
able in 3 months, with the above mentioned Mortgage, the note
Wiede gave me of $1650- is attached to the Mortgage, but is
not to be recorded Mrs. Sterne is a little unwell to day hope it
is nothing serious-
Thursday the 29th October weather very fine Chriswell of
Natchitochez passed trough here to day towards the west, passed
as sale before me to Judge Hart for a Lot fronting the Public
Square, between Thorn's and Engledow's House gave my letter
to Luis Rueg, to a Mr O'Connor of Natchitochez gave him also
Salzman's Letter to be mailed at that place, send $30. Texas
to Sheriff of Harrison County to pay Mrs Nancy Hamilton's Tax
for her land and her late son E. E. Hamilton, directed the Letter
to woods's or Springhill P. O. Examined Tax list and found
James Ogilvy has given in Land last year as his own 13284 acres
in the Republic- signed Bond to perform my duties as adminis-
trator on P. de Torres's Estate.
Friday the 30th Weather continues fine, wrote to S. W. Blount
of San Augustin, to send me some money he owes me, Manuel
Guttierrez came from Bayou Lea, has some verbal communication
from the widow Torres, appointed 2. P. M. to morrow to meet me
at my House, he is also a material witness, in the Land suit I
have with the Heirs of Manuel Santos Coy he knows when I
made the trade with, Ygnacio Santos for the Land on the Loco.
Saturday October the 31st. Thomas Puckett came late last
night, from San Augustin. this morning gave me a release dated
yesterday for all the Lands I sold to John D. Early in New Orleans

Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101088/. Accessed January 31, 2015.