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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

and partly by subscription, the place is in a Languid state, in con-
sequence of the belive that the place will be in the Limits of
Texas, in fact all the inhabitants are fearfull they will be in
Texas after the line is run- passed several large plantations to
day, Lodged for the night at the House of a Mr John Jurdan,
had good fare for One dollar
Thursday the 19th went this day to the Town of Shelbyville,
called on the County Clerk, and found my Headright purchased
of the widow Susan Latham to be rejected by the Traveling Board
of Land commissioners however I know the claim to be a good
one, I do not despair in getting it yet fixed all right--
Fryday the 20th left Shelbyville to the Crossing of Attoyac
near Vital Flores's here IMr Norriss left me for his House and
I came home about dark- found a Letter from Alexander
Philipps, One from Mr F Hazard of Rapide, and one from Mr
James P. Kay, who inclosed a note on J. S Linn which he wants
me to collect, nothing new has occurred during my absence, my
Families have been unwell, but are all thank God well at present-
Saturday Novr 21th heard that George Pollitt had died since I
left home- many Strangers mooving to the west passed to day,
send a letter to Cable & Mears Natchitochez- saw T. F. Mc-
Kinney of Galveston, has a claim of upward of $3500 against
Douglass-
Sunday Novr 22d Cold weather- wrote to D. S. Kaufman,
to A. Philips of N. Orleans, to J. P. Kay informing of the rumor
here about him, wrote to F. II. Hazard of Alexandria. mail
from Austin arrived brought the Presidents massage, nothing very
particular in it- Kaufman elected Speaker Retrenchment &
reform appear to be the Order of the day, nothing else is talked
about, so says Kaufman.
Monday Novr 23 Cold but fine weather- wrote to Saml
Norriss, also to Louis Rueg, paid the Sheriff $16600 for Ruegs's
Tax for 1840 also $123.62. for John Norriss's Tax for 1840 had
to borrow the monay from chevallier at an enormous interest, gave
David Rusk $25- Texas money to pay govt dues for my part
of the Headright of Jos6 Ma. Mora located in Houston County,
Col Ransom returned from Fannin County on the way to Hous-
ton, Mr Woodward Deputy Sergeant at arms of the House of
Representatives, arrived from Austin with Supoenas from Congress

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