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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Wednesday December the 8th fair weather left at 7 A. M passed
the Sugar loaf Peak Breakfeasted at Jones's a Mr A. C. Dodd of
Fort Bend County joined us here to go with us, we Camped all
night at a Small Stream (which I shall call Deer Creek Mr John
Durst having Killed a fine Deer at this place) traveled to day
34 miles.
Thursday the 9th Cloudy in the morning, cleared off by 10
A. M. passed the lone and solitary dwelling of Mr Wells the Mail
Contractor for that Route (from Austin to Crockett) at the Post
Oak grove saw a large drove of Buffalo, our folks one and all went
to shoot one, but being too eager, and the Prairy being deceptive
as to distance they all Shot and killed- nothing- found no
water on the whole route, did not join in the Buffalo Chase, and
being very thirsty, Mr Dodd & myself went on to get to water but
we had to go till we got within 8 miles of Austin before we reached
water Met Mr Wells the Mail Contractor who had the Eastern mail
Send the doubble Barrelled gun back by him to Judge Alldridge,
Stopped all night at Boyce's 45 long miles
Friday the 10 December very fine weather -left after an
early Breakfeast rode slow into Austin arrived at 11 A. M. Stopped
at Mrs Eberly's formerly Mrs Peyton of San Philipe boarded with
her during the Convention of 1833 after dinner went to the Gel
Land Office, deposited Morrissons & Killoughs field notes, De-
posited F. S. Philipp's field notes and Certificates to wit Wm
Skinner, 1 Labor and several others, was refused Patents, in Con-
sequence of the Chain of Title, as the Commissioner of the General
Land Office said was incomplete,
Saturday the 11th very fine weather, went to the office of the
Commissioner of Revenue, paid on Bluford Mitchels Certificates &
field notes Taxes $16.00 paid Philipp's Ma Josefa Sanchez (being
my own) deposited Louis Yelards Headright (my own) also John
C. Morrissons. B. Mitchel two separate surveys of 640 Acre each,

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