The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

Thursday the 5th January 1843 Cloudy this morning, Clear
at noon, very warm after dark. worked all day in the Office issu-
ing Executions, Judge Terrell left for home Eastern mail from
Sabine Town- brought nothing but Red landers- Sold to Solo-
mon Wolfe 100 Trees to day for $25.00 this is the first I have
ever received for Trees having allways been in the habit of giv-
ing them away- I have unfortunately heretofore won many a
time a thousand dollars at a game of chance, but it never has
given me half the pleasure these twenty five dollars give me, it is
the reward of honest Industry- received a Letter pr Capt Eng-
lish from A. McDonald of Huntsville, which I answered imme-
diatly by John Gillespy, who stays with me to night-
Friday the 6th very windy till 2 P. M. rain, very warm, was
employed in transplating rosebushes, Mr Thouvenin paid me a
visit, Capt Wheeler from San Augustin arrived no news
Saturday the 7th very cold, but fine weather, at 10 A. M. left
for the Bayou Alazan to marry a couple of Mexicans, Antonio
Padilla (alias Pelon) to a Daughter of Juan Isidro Acosta, at
dark arrived at the House of J.M.Acosta where there was a dance
found nearly every one of the gentlemen from Town there, re-
mained myself till 10 P. M. and same home at 11 nearly froze
to death
Sunday the 8th very heavy white frost this morning about 9
A. M. wind shifted to S. E. cloudy, cold wind, a little rain at
dark- Red River mail came in for the last time on that route,
being discontinued wrote a long letter to the General Post office
Department, several waggons loaded with cotton passed trough
towards Natchitochez
Monday January the 9th 18.3 Cold, damp, disagreeable
weather cleared off near night a strong north wind blowing-
this day the Commissioners of Roads and Revenues met associate
Justices were elected Bennett Blake & myself were reelected, was
appointed on the reviewing out a Road to where Patton has landed
with his Boat at the Angelina Sam S. Flournoy returned from


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