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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

me that my half Sister Nancy is married to a man by the name
of Steevens, received a Letter from Wiede, did not deter me from
proceeding in my Suit against him, Wm. K. English received
many goods to day (5 wagon loads)
Sunday the 27th Saint Johns Day. fair weather Robt Pat-
ton Esqr came up, with the intention to get subscribers to clear
out the Angelina River, he thinks that he will succeed in having
the River in order for Keel Boats by next season- Milam Lodge
met to day for the first time in a year, got the late residence of
Genl Douglass as Lodge Room, many strangers in town to day
Monday the 28th Hazy and cold weather Probate Court, my
case about the Loco Land came on to day, posponed till next
term of the Court at the request of A. Hotchkiss, the administra-
tor on Emanuel Santos's Estate, many country people in Town,
Mr witlesey and Familie arrived last night, to open the old Tavern,
Nacogdochez appears to be reviving-
Tuesday the 29th December cold hazy weather Commenced
suit against Nat Norriss on account the debt he ows Ogilvy, John
Norriss acknowledged the Deed from old Santos and wife to F. T.
Philipps, and I received my deed from Philipps for half the
Land- Sold my old Saddle Horse to B. Blake for $100.00
would not have sold that faithful servant, but knowing he gets as
good, or better master, I parted with him-send several advertise-
ments to the San Augustin Paper.
Wednesday the 30th. Cold ,xainy day loaned myers ten dol-
lars good monay nothing of consequence transpired to day W.
K. English gave a Ball, in the Evening quite a Business transac-
tion the Ladies God bless them- looked as lovely as ever but
it requires the pencil of Hogart to give a correct description of
the Heterogenous Set of men, who were there congregated,
Thursday the 31st Sleet, Snow, cold, ugly weather Mr Hoya
who came last night from Houston reports that his Holiness
the Pope has acknowledged the independence of Texas, a Steam
Boat Snagged in the River Trinity, on which Hoya had some
goods, no Business transacted in Town to day, all hands on a frolic
my Son charles took Sick yesterday, not better to day- send
for Doctor Starr, who gave him Some medicines

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