The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Monday the 14th Cleared up warm, send off western & Eastern
mails, Probate Court to day, the Case respecting the Estate of
Wm Cable was not decided, the two negroes therefore remain in
my possession till the next regular session of the Probate Court-
gel Rusk arrived, confirms the news of Col Potter having been
killed, Wm Scurry is gone to Clarksville & will not be back in 5
weeks- we have not any further news from the west up to this
time 81 P. M.
Tuesday the 15th very cold nearly frost last night, very fine
weather to day, worked in the garden some time, went up Town
no more news from the west, then what we had before, hope it
all may be a false alarm- Judge Davis of San Augustin County
arrived
Wednesday the 16th a little frost last night, did not as much
damage to vegetation as I anticipated, wind changed to S. E. this
afternoon- was not much in Town to day, nothing further new
from the west, Mr. Joost the former Clerk of Charles chevallier
received an assortment of Materials and Tools for Shoe making
Visited him and his workshop- it looks something like the work-
shop of an old country artiste good luck to him-
Thursday the 17th warn weather in the morning, rain and a
strong S. E. wind towards sundown- Saint Patrick's day- mail
from East no news. A Mr Lewis from Alabamo who passed
trough here for the west sometime ago with 60 Slaves- returned
to day wanting to hire the most of them till October next & culti-
vate a small farm, provided he can get Provisions eta- Land
and inclosed Plantations plenty but no provisions- times have
never been so hard in Texas, like they are now, I have never known
the want of two bits untill now.-! ! ! ! !
Friday the 18th March 1849 fine weather- vegetation looks
Splendid a man came from the guadalupe (Mr Strong) reports
that 800 Mexicans took peaceable possession of Bexar, The Texians
leaving with all their Arms Cannons ammunition eta- Prisoners

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