The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 63
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE16
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITIIER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
Nacogdochez September 28th 1840 Having sometime ago read
Cobbets advise eta, & having seen my descd Friends Jas Ogilvy's
Diary & seen, and learnt its usefullness I came to the determination
to keep one, of such things as might be usefull, or interesting so
here goes- this day obtained Letters of Administration on Jas
Ogilvy's Estate, who died sometime ago at my House took the Oath
as required by Law, went to my residence and took an inventory
of the descd personal property.
Sepr 29th handed in to the attorney of the Estate C. S. Taylor
Esqr. the inventory of the personal property of J. Ogilvy decd
for the purpose of obtaining an order of sale from the probate
Judge to pay funeral Expences eta. Arranged the Papers of the
Decd for the purpose of taking an inventory of them, wrote a
long Letter to Luis Rueg respecting his six Blls whiskey, 8 Blls
sugar & 3 Sacks Coffee, Shipped by Ogilvy to Sam Norriss on
the 30th April last. Send Ruegs Letter by T. T. McIvor who
left this day with his waggon for Natchitochez, paid T. T. M'Ivor
$40.00 Texas Monay on account of the Hire of the negro I have
now in my Employ at $25, par monay a month, paid old man
Hyde $5- Texas Johnson the waggoner came in this Evening,
Wednesday Sepr 30 Wrote to C. Searles of Canton Missi. re-
specting my Business with Silverburg's Estate, send the Letter
with a Mr M. Teague who is going directly to the place, wrote to
Gel Henderson on the same subject- much Law Business to
R. F. Millard commenced 13 Suits against persons residing in
this County, all for grog accounts!!! a, J. B Springer was
brought in, accused of Stealing a Horse, and abduction of Negroes
of Mr. Hotchkiss was send to jail for want of security for $2000.
saw Major Hollman from Houston to day had a conversation with
him respecting $100. J. K. Allen's Estate owes to Ygnacio Vi-
llegas- I think it a Slim Chance !-
1eThe diary of Adolphus Sterne begins September 28, 1840. This date
marks the beginning of the second manuscript volume.
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