The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 375
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
arrived, and a most amusing Scene occurred every one ran to see
the Colonel (old Jake) and much was the merriment occasioned
by the mistake, wrote to Col Snively by his Brother, send him a
receipt of J. S. Roberts as quarter master in 1838 for $65.00
in favor of J. Ogilvy decd. to collect, send also a copy of my letters
Tuesday the 23d March fine weather rather cool- Burried
Louis Velard, at 2 P. m. translated field notes from the Jose
ygnacio ybarbo grant, for Duffield, no Horse yet from San
Augustin, I suppose they dont want me very much
Wednesday the 24th very fine weather, cool, clear Sky nothing
new send the mail to milam Sabine County pr Mr Pastuer, Ben
miller getting worse no news from Rusk,
Thursday the 25th Cloudy weather- F. montgomery returned
last night from the U. S. dull times there a probability of war
between England and the U. S. vel vot of it- so much the better
for Texas, Whigs in the U. S. say times will now get better since
Harrison is president- doubt it- some- Mr Pastuer did not
leave till late to day, send a Letter by him to Burrill Thompson,
to send me a Horse if he wants me, Lussan Sick- Doctor Brown
dito Ben miller no better,
Friday the 26th Cloudy, Sultry, looks like, but dont rain,
David Rusk returned from the northern Counties report of Rusk
having any difficulty all false- Mr Houston of the firm of Hous-
ton & McCreary of Natchitochez in town, brought San Augustin
Papers- no news- Dull times & getting duller,
Saturday the 27th very hard rain last night continues raining
this morning, plays the old scratch with my prospects of plough-
ing, my bottom field wrote to Gould respecting alexander Philipps
business the rain fell in torrents all day, near night, the little
Creek west of Town was a stream deep and large enough to admit
the largest Steamboat 8 oclock P. m. the Bayou Lanana East of
Town is higher than I have ever seen it, my lower Field is at
least 4 to 6 feet under water and still rising, I fear to look at
the devastation to morrow morning, not less than 100 dollars loss
will let me off, I am sure, I have lived here since 1826 but never
seen such a deluge before; a Mr Caldwell from Fanning County
came from Austin last night he has all the mail Contracts East
of the Trinity, he let out to day the Cincinatti contra[c]t to Mr
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