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

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Friday the 9th very cold, white frost this morning, nothing of
Consequence happened to day, it is ascertained that several more
of the New Orleans Banks have resumed Specie payment, good.
the Red River is up- so that several Boats have been at Natchi-
tochez, good again-- done some Business in the office to day
Saturday the 10th white frost again this morning, beutifull
weather during the day, several People from the Country in Town
to day, Mr Hamilton arrived from Natchitochez, Col Thorn &
Family left here for Natchitochez, Mr Man Cousin of the Misses
Sims arrived from Washington to take the Sims Family away Mr
Flatau arrived from San Augustin, stops with us -the Bill of
sale and mortgage made out on yesterday between Wm Smith and
myself about my Moral land we signed to day, and gave them to
be recorded in the proper office wrote a Letter to my Brother Isaac,
send it by Wm Smith who is going to Natchitochez, to morrow
Sunday the 11th weather same as yesterday, the Red river mail
arrived, carrier said that, he has not been to Marshall (his desti-
nation) in consequence of the Bayous, and River Sabine being so
Swollen by late rains, that they are impassible, was introduced to
Mr Mann of Washington, Texas David Snively left for Clarks-
ville, and Mr Gardener to New Orleans-
Monday December the 12th 1842 weather still same as yesterday
and the previous days- send off Eastern mail, (for the first time
since I have been post master) without the least thing in them,
not one single Letter or paper- the Misses Sims- Ann- Maria
& Elizbeth- left here to day, the old Lady and Miss Martha re-
main to go in a week or ten days- Mrs Durst & Mrs Terrill in
Town nothing new. Mr Flatau has made an arrangement to
take Mr Graham's Store at 15 dollars pr month, I am glad some
one will establish a Store here, so that we can get supplied and
not have to be without Shoes for weeks together- Nacogdochez
will come out yet, if we can only get peace from Mexico,
Tuesday the 18th weather still same- many persons in Town

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