The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 187
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Fryday February the 5th Cool Clear weather Mr Price paid
me $30.00 T. M. Duffield from San Augustin arrived here, had
a conversation with him about the prospect of getting a Press
established here, thinks it an easy mater to get Reese of the Nat-
chitochez Herald to come over here with his Press if about $500
could be subscribed, which in my opinion can very easily be had
Saturday the 6th Cloudy, nearly raining,-at length a mail
from the East, brought many Letters, no particular news- Texas
monay is getting a little better since England has acknowledged
our independence, many People in Town, but little business doing
Sunday the 7th Feb. 1841. Cloudy hazy weather- Capt Sker-
rett passed trough here from Red River he states that Col Cook
passed yesterday by Joseph Dursts not coming by this place--
cause unknown- Lodge met to day, nothing done, wrote to the
Editor of the Journal & Advertiser about mails eta
Monday the 8th Cold, Hazy, ugly, weather. Col Pierpoint
arrived to day, left his Son in Shelby County, nothing of conse-
quence transpired to day- exept a large Emigration of negroes
from Missi. passed trough, glad of the late Law exempting
negroes from Execution for debt contracted in the U. S.
Tuesday the 9th good weather Send of Eastern mail- Col
Pierpoint left early this morning, rode with him to my place on
the Aylitos, received some goods to be sold at Auction next Satur-
Wednesday the 10th good weather, but cold, paid Chambers
$16 par monay for Shingling a part of the House, the Revd. Mr
Odin returned from Augustin, Mr Gould arrived, goes to Crocket,
Settled with Doctor Irion Struck off even
Thursday the 11th. very Cold, hard frost last night nobody
Stirring, Shops nearly all closed. James Durst in Town, a show
of wax figures in Town. Showed last night, no, go, show again
to night a real catch penny Concern.
Fryday February the 19th tremendous Frost last night, sun
shines out glorious this morning Capt A. Hotchkiss staid with
me last night
Here’s what’s next.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928, periodical, 1928; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101088/m1/199/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.