The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
XXX
Saturday the 8th very fine day, crossed the River had a mile
to ferry, passed over a most dreadfull road to a lake which I fer-
ried, here I found that I could not proceed further on my route
on account of the large Creeks which I had to cross, to get to my
point of destination, I finally concluded to go up to their heads,
and Cross- after a great deal of deep wading, and bogging down
in the mud, stopped all night, at a Mr Roberts, on the Spring-
field road
Sunday March the 9th 1851 beutifull day- left very early and
went about 17 miles up the road towards springfield, here I turned
in towards the left, and with much difficulty crossed the main
Kitchy Creek, and three other of its branches, stopped all night
after a hard days travel at one of the most filthy Houses I ever
was in in Texas, I shall forbear mentioning the name-
Monday the 10th left early, passed Julian Sanchez, and Lewis
Sanchez's Houses, and arrived at the new County seat of Leon
County at 1 oclock P. M. attended to business I went for, and left
at 2 P. M. to Mr Tom Garner's stopped all night- (a good House)
Tuesday the 11th left after Breakfeast, arrived at the old Kikapos
Bluff (Hayley's) on Trinity, got into the ferry-boat at 12 and
landed at Hall's Bluff in Houston County, at j past four P. M.
arrived at Crockett at 8 P. M. stopped at Longs Hotel.
Wednesday the 1~th Court in session, saw the People in regard
to the Election of a State Senator, find that I have no opponent
in this County, and will probably not have any, saw several of my
old friends, and got much encouragement- left after dinner and
arrived at Murchisons at sun set. s[t]opt-
Thursday the 18th rained all night very hard, Keeps on raining
and it is now 12 oclock- left in the rain at 1 P. M. and rode till
I was stopped in my further progress by a large Creek, which
resembled more a large torrent then a little stream was compelled
to stop, at a wedding- rain, a small House, large company- very
comfortable of course - slept in a heap of cotton Seed- good Bed.
Friday March 14th Cloudy and warm. left after Breakfeast,

215

Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/. Accessed September 16, 2014.