The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 285

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

Saturday the 18th hard frost last night, very fine weather
today, sold about $180.00 at auction for Myers, Mail arrived from
the East, received a Letter from Sheldon Shreeveport, also pr
Gel. Henderson a Letter from Alanson Canfield Editor San Augus-
tin paper, news arrived today that our District Judge Terrill is
appointed Secretary of State, Doctor Chalmers, Secretary of the
Treasury, Treaty between Holland & Texas arrived, many People
in Town, Show in the Evening
Sunday the 14th Cold, Clear, bracing weather Mr Barnett,
the member of Congress from Sabine passed trough to day, says
that Judge Terrill has not accepted the place of Secretary of State,
but that Mayfield is appointed, and has accepted, however I did
not see the gentleman myself-so do not know the real truth,
Mr Lussan arrived from New Orleans, Mr Bondies from Houston,
Mr Touvenin from Liberty, and Mr Blake from Natchitochez,
by the latter I received some papers which I have as yet not pe-
rused, by Mr Lussan, I received a Letter from Alexander Philipps
New Orleans, and an invoice of some goods he send me, which
are in Natchitochez,
Monday the 15th white frost last night good weather to day,
no news from the west yet-
Tuesday the 16th fine weather, worked in the garden nothing
else to do- nothing from the west, yet send of mail to San
Augustin & Sabine Town, Ned Roberts arrived in Town. Con-
firms the news that Mayfield is appointed Secretary of State and
that he has accepted the appointment, however we are left so com-
pletely in the dark as regards mails, we can not believe any thing,
untill we get it officialy or trough such a Chanell as can not be
doubted Our infant child Laura was taken sick yesterday, con-
tinues to have fever to day God knows we have not been intierly
without Sickness in the familie Since last July-
Wednesday the 17th very fine weather, worked in the garden
one hour in the morning- went up Town, done some law busi-


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