The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Tuesday the 6tlb Fair weather, Sold a Horse to T. C. Barrett
for 25 Blls Corn payable in the Fall, and a note on a Mr Jones
of Cherokee County better known as Rucky Chuck Jones for $30.00
received my Horse I purchased from Mr David Mucleroy, pur-
chased a Saddle of a Mr Weeden for $20.00 paid him $10 cash
down, the rest payable in 60 days- Sale day to day of property
by Sheriff's Sale not much property sold, our County is not in
debt much-
Wednesday May the 7th 1851 rained last night, continues to
rain 9 A. M. Stopped at noon, but is still Cloudy- at Sun set-
planted Potatoe Slips, eta. Mr Parmalee left this morning for the
north my old friend Capt vail and his Lady arrived in Town
Thursday the 8th Cloudy, had the roof over my new room
removed and put on a new, rained a little towards evening, went
up Town after breakfeast, but had to return home on account of
much pain in my leg. Col Thorn & Lady started for the hot
Springs in Arkansas, If my Rheumatic pains increase as they
have done for the last four days, I am thinking I shall have to go
to some place or other to get cured Mail arrived from East no
news- Mr Thompkins, Brother of the young Lady which resides
with us arrived pr Stage from San Augustin he stops with us
Friday the 9th Cloudy nearly all day, did not leave the House
all day, passed the day reading, and looking over the journals of
the House of Representatives of last Session of the Legislature.
Miss Mary Thompkins has announced her determination to go on
home, and that this was the last day of her teaching in this place,
Saturday the l0th very warm cloudy weather, went up Town and
had the Galvanic battery applied to me, alleviated my pain so
much that I could walk the ballance of the Evening, Eastern mail
brought Miss Charlotte Thompkins and nothing else- western
mail arrived full of emptiness- my old friend Col Mallard is in
Town- the waggon with the groceries from Grand Ecore arrived

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