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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Sunday the 25th some Clouds, but upon the whole it was a fine
day- but it was not fine for myself for I had a hot fever again as
on friday last went of at dark- signed' a Certificate in favor of
Mrs Hubert to draw pay (if she can) for carrying the mail from
this place to Sabine Town, wrote a letter to the Chief Clerk of the
Department giving him the (Fatherly) advice not to draw on this
Office as he would draw upon nothing
Monday the 26th very fine weather, commenced again to gather
Corn, done a good days work at it, but worked too hard for a Sick
man, probate Court in Session made an arrangement of an amica-
ble nature (fiinal) between the Brothers von der Hoya, think it a
meritorious act to keep Brothers from fighting when their diffi-
culties can be settled Brotherly, Mr John Durst & Mr Chevallier
had a falling out and nearly came to blows- bad that- dont like
it- had a quarrell with my old african negro, but made up friends
before we stopped- send off the Eastern mail early in the morn-
ing- feel perfectly exhausted and shall go to bed instanter, taking
Dr Champions Pills to morrow morning- that is- if I am in
existence
Tuesday the 27th fine weather, gathering Corn all day, took
Champions Pills & escaped my fever to day, the mail arrived to
day, brought the news confirmed about the Mexicans having taken
Bexar 1300 men under the command of general Adrien Woll, the
District Court was in Session, so that all the Court, Lawyer Jury
Plaintiffs & defendants are prisoners, they write however that they
are well treated as Prisoners of war, the Western Counties are
Marching towards the rescue of the Prisoners a requisition is also
made on the East & no doubt will be answered- Major Murrill
Thompson arrived this Evening on some business with myself re-
specting an old spanish deed, one of the witnesses names I can
prove to be genuine eta Sat as Probate Judge to day
Wednesday the 28th weather fine, continue to gather Corn the
floor of the Corn House broke down but did not do as much dam-

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