The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 65
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
got there a little after his demise, helped to lay him out eta,
Gel. D. died of Consumption, his death was unexpected, in him
this County has lost one of its best citizens, he was a good man,
honest, liberal, & brave, he was a good Father, a good Husband
a good neighbour, and a friend in need- Douglass my friend
rest in peace- ........................................
at 41 P. M. interred Douglass with all the requisite Masonic
Honours, the largest funeral seen here this Summer, received &
dispatched the western and Southern Mails and attended to a
good many suits brought before me, in all, this was a very busy
day, I am perfectly exhausted and must go to rest.
Tuesday October the 'th Col Ransom late private secretary to
President Lamar arrived with dispatches from the war Depart-
ment to Brigadier General Jim Smith to raise 470 men out of
his Brigade, to operate against the Hostile indians, no matter
what nation or what name they may bear; Col R. is quarter master
general for the Eastern division, I understand that a general move-
ment will be made throughout Texas; the general rendevous of
the Eastern Division is the Nechas Saline Eastern mail arrived,
Mrs Sterne is a little better to day; got a league & Labor loca-
tion from W. A. Ferriss situated near the three forks of Trinity,
for the I-Ieirs of my Father in Law. John Eberhardt Ruff. the
Heirs are-my wife-Mrs C. S. Taylor, and Jeremiah Ruff- got
also a league & Labour location from Ferries for J. H. IHolland,
on Susan Latham's Headright certificate issued at Shelbyville,
gave my note for both for $194.00 payable in twelve months from
this day. Taylor ought to pay the half of the League of the Heirs
of J. E. Ruff, as his wife is one of the Heirs- paid Ferries $30-
Texas money equal to $6.00 par funds. to night is erev Yom Ki-
pur [eve on the Day of Atonement]1 received from Elison 1 cart
load of corn on a/c of rent of Plantation, this is the 4th Load-
weather very fine
Wednesday October 7 Weather very fine. Mrs Sterne is get-
ting better, but very slow, rested bad last night, the infant un-
well. got a pair of Horseman's Pistols belonging to Mr Rueg,
loaned Mr von der H-Ioya a HIorse called Bill to go to Crocket paid
"'For the reading and translation of the Hebrew, I am indebted to Dr.
H. J. Leon, Adjunct Professor of Classical Languages, University of
Texas. Sterne made a few mistakes in writing the phrase.
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