The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Thursday the 25th August still Cloudy & rainy, went up Town
Started a Supscription to have the Eastern mail transported again,
made arrangements to have it carried for $12.00 pr Month, by
getting a horse furnished eta have $32.00 subscribed, want 18
more to carry it from now, till first January next; the first 7 Bales
of Cotton of this years Crop came into Town yesterday, five of
which were send off by H. H. Edwards to day. Cotton is from
the Plantation of Mr Fulgam, one of the first Farmers in this
County
Pryday the 26th Once more fair weather, thank god, hard at
work from early in the morning till 12 oclock I have been trying
for the last year to get repair part of a Brick chimney and Hearth,
despairing of getting it done by a workman I took hold of it myself
this morning & with the assistance of a hand to bring materials
I finished the job as neat, and I belive, more substantial than a
real mason would have done it- not alone that this little matter
has saved me some ten dollars, but it has taught me this Lesson-
that a man can do a great many things, if he will only try, deter-
mination a little knowledge of the matter and perseverance will
accomplish many things, and eventualy will erase the word impos-
sible out of our Dictionary This afternoon was invited to go to the
School House to hear an Examination of Mr Farmers's Pupils, was
much gratified, think he is a very exelent Teacher and that the
Childern advance, not rapidly, but S [t]eadily, under his Tuition,
Isaac W. Burton in Town gave him a note drawn by Ben Vansickle
in favor of himself for $25.00 payable in Cotton left with me by
Mr Mick Teague to whom I gave a receipt for it- which Mr
Burton has promised to send to me or to destroy it- my wife my
Son Joseph, and the little mulatto Boy are unwell, hope it is
nothing serious-
Saturday August the 27th fine weather, some threathening
Clouds but no rain- was called upon to issue a capias against the
William Simons, for shooting Wm Goyens with intend to murder,

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