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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

Fryday the 11th Cherokee Bill- Gel Houston had the floor
today, House crouded, with men, woman, and childern, got trough
with our Testimony to day""
Saturday the 12th December 1840 Cherokee Bill still under
discussion, Mayfield- van Sant of Harrison Spoke against the
Bill, House adjourned till Monday next-
Sunday the 18th paid 100 dollars Texas monay for Tavern
Bill, and cleared out received an order from Col Hockley to
sell all Public Property in my possession except the drums. Order
dated 12th Decemr in my possession, amongst "Letters on Busi-
ness" went to Bastrop 38 miles-put up at Mr Noessel's a german,
Mr Taylor lost his Saddle bags at this House.
Monday 14th- left early this morning went 45 miles and
campt out, got some Buffalo meat from some Hunters to day
which served us for our Supper, bought a Tonge to take Home
with me, slept well under the trees
Tuesday the 15th left at 4 oclock this morning passed trough
San Antonio Prairie a Beutifull Settlement, passed trough Tenox-
titlan, crossed the Brazos River to a Mr Moss 40 miles-
Wednesday the 16th left early this morning went 4 miles to
Mrs Walkers, here a man in Spectacles from Houston took us
out of our Road, and on our discovering the fact we tried to re-
gain our Road by going trough the woods, in attempting which,
we got lost, and found ourselves in the Evening at a Mr Head's
10 miles from the place we had Started from in the morning
Thursday the 17th left early this morning passed trough Tin-
nensville 10 miles the Nava Soto was Swimming-Swam our
Horses across, had our Baggage packet across a Log which was
under water, and which we had to pass over, at our eminent risk
of being drownded, finaly we got over safe, and went to Robt
Rodgers 25 miles-
Fryday the 18th left early crossed the River Trinity, to Judge
Aldriges 45 miles, we crossed at a new place, (Boseman's Ferry)
which is a much better, and nearer Road than by Robins's
Saturday the 19th Decemb Rained very much last night, keeps
on this morning, left in the rain, and passed trough Crockett to
"For testimony of Sterne and others before Committee on Public Lands,
concerning land speculations, see supplement to House Journal of Fifth
Congress, 329-71.

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 April 17, 2014.