The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 383
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
garment. District court adjourned to day at noon till 10 oclock
A. M. next Monday, nothing extraordinary occurred to day, Lodge
meets to night, I dont go-
Sunday the 9th most tremendous Storm last night this morn-
ing after daylight, continued lightning & Thunder. Struck near
major arnold's House, nearly killed a little negro Boy. Knocked
down Mr arnold, and Stunned several of the Family- did no
other mischief rained till noon to day- mail at 4 P. m. dont
know the news as yet-
Monday the 10th fair but cool weather, Court is still in session,
decided, a very important Land Case in favor of James Reily
Esqr, Mr Snively. the Cols Brother in Town, nothing particular
Tuesday the 11 fine weather- Court- my case- Bayly vs
Sterne, came up, was passed over, A. B. Canfield and Lady, N. B.
Thompson & Lady arrived from San Augustin, also Judge John-
son, he is to take the Bench the day after to morrow-
Wednesday the 12th fine weather- Court- Mr Nickelson, the
Agent for the Telegraph (Houston) arrived, on a Collecting Ex-
pedition, bad chance- Burrell Thompson in Town, nothing new.
Thursday the 13th Criminal Dockett came up to day Judge
Johnson presiding- nothing of great consequence done- mail
from the East arrived, no Letters from the U. S.- received by
private conveyance, a few papers, send to me by J. P. Kay,
Fryday the 14th weather fine- Cool- Court going it nothing
particular doing- a dance in the Evening at Mr Chevallier's,
went with the Childern- amused them, and myself, came home
at 12 oclock-
Saturday the 15th weather continues fine, but cool- A. W.
Canfield appointed me Agent for the San Augustin Journal &
Advertiser- got him about 40 subscribers- a clever fellow-
Sunday the 16th fine cool weather- mail arrived from west &
north- no news
Monday the 17th fine, but cool weather Dispatched mails-
Court nothing new- Judge Terrill gone, to Houston.
Tuesday the 18th fine weather- Court in session my Bayley
case it seems has died a natural death- several cases were disposed
of to day, in a summary manner- to wit- being quashed- a Mr
Perault and a Mr Lauve arrived from Natchitochez to day the
latter was raised in the same family with Mrs Sterne, invited them
to dine with me to morrow
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