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

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

DIARY OF ADOLPIIUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Monday the 10th [April, 1843] weather same- Genl Davies
who holds my Papers for the Dolores Martinez grant of Eleven
Leagues of Land, made an arrangement to day with Dolorez
Martinez took his Deed for the Land, and thereby released me
from any further responsibility,- the Eastern Mail arrived full-
brought many Letters but none for me & several Newspapers from
Clarksville San Augustin and Natchitochez
Tuesday the 11th Spring weather- rather Cloudy in the after-
noon. Thunder and lightning after dark, much sign of rain-
send off the western mail this afternoon. Sat as one of the Board
of Land Comrs passed only one Case- wrote to the Commanding
Officer of Canto[nmen]t Jessupp- send the letter pr Mr Ford-
advising the officer that Liutenant Sibly has passed here in pur-
suit of the Deserter who stole the $2000.00 out of the Pay Mas-
ters Department advising him that a certain Mr A ..... was
here in Company with the Thief, and Showed much gold Coin-
they may take their own Course about this matter but if any one
was to abscond from Texas with ever so many crimes on his Back,
I doubt whether the Gents of Cantonement Jessupp would pay any
attention to it, or assist us in capturing the Criminal- but we
ought not to retaliate but act as honest Texians ought to do
Wednesday the 12th Thunder and lightning last night, and
Cloudy, but no rain- fine day, the warmest we have had yet this
Spring, surveyed the field to day containes under fence nineteen
acres and of that there is now in cultivation 15 acres wrote by
Francisco Cardenas to Minchacca to let me know about the land
he sold to Douglass. if he sold mine in front of the House or if
he only sold his own- Send also by Cardenas a Power of attorney
to villegas he gave me in 1839- a note for 100 dollars on J. K.
Allen and a Contract between said Villegas and J. M. Medrano
western mail came in brought nothing very particularly new
Thursday the 13th April fine weather, finished planting corn

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101092/. Accessed April 24, 2015.