The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 286
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ness in the office no news Stirring- our Boy Placide Rusk is
three years old to day, the infant not better,
Thursday the 18th very fine weather, worked in the garden 2
hours- went to the Office Copied a Spanish Document for J.
Durst. was introduced to Mr Wm Nixon of New Orleans, took
Tea with me went to Judge Hart's and chatted till 10 oclock
our little girl is getting better
Fryday the 19th February fine weather continues working in
the garden, no news from the west Tom Simmes came in and
gave himself up saying he Killed a Son of Bluford Mitchel noth-
ing of the Circumstance is as yet Known Mr Nixon has not left
here to day, but will leave to morrow, Mr Greenwood and wife
came in to day to make Deeds to John Price for Lands purchased
by Price of Greenwood.
Saturday the 20th weather continues very fine our infant is
better- Auction all day at the Store of L. Myers, Mr Vanzant the
Representative from Harrisson County arrived, confirms the news
of Mayfield being appointed Secretary of State, also the Secret
Convention between Texas & England, respecting the Mediation
of that Power, between us & Mexico, the thing is not quite so bad
as I had anticipated, Texas will only agree to pay England five
million dollars as part of the Debt Mexico owes to England, and
England is to guarantee that Mexico will Keep the Peace for
twenty years with us- all the Lawyers returned from Croket-
no Court, no judge, term for holding our District Court changed
from March to May,- Lodge met this Evening in a case of
emergency gave Judge hart the 2d & 3d degs, passed a congenial
and convivial Evening, went to bed at 2 A. M.
Sunday February 21st weather continues very fine in my yes-
terdays Journal I omitted to State that I purchased of Louis
Velard the ballance of his Head right for a third of a League of
Land having purchased the other half previously- the price is
One Hundred Dollars, payable in a Horse and Saddle at $50 the
Ballance in cash-
Monday the 22d. weather dito as yesterday Probate Court,
vanzant started for home, has formed a copartnership with R.
Potter Esqr nothing new-
Tuesday the 23d weather as yesterday-Judge Terrill passed
trough here today young Scurry is appointed District attorney
Here’s what’s next.
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