The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 66
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Madame Carmel Mora $50. Texas Monay on Accot of rent for
her part of Stone House. received the monay from Bennett
Blake- Henry McNeil arrived from the U. S. news- France
has declared war against England,- Ellison brought another load
Thursday the 8th Cloudy weather at 8. A m. the old negro
who lives on Rueg's Plantation came and requested me to write to
Rueg, respecting the Farm, promised to do so, McNeil left for the
west. wrote a Letter to L. Rueg respecting Ogilvy's Estate, and
also the conversation had with the old negro respecting Rueg's
Plantation, letter to go in to morrow's mail. was introduced to a
Mr Compton from Alexandria, he has come to Texas to see the
Country. agreably to Law had the personal Estate of James
ogilvy appraised, was appraised at . .. . [blank] Bennett
Blake, John Crutcher & John noblett appraisers- weather at dark
very oppressively warm, times very dull ......................
Fryday the 9th October weather cloudy and Hazy in the
morning, fair in the Evening- arranged the Papers of James
Ogilvie, and found some notes & accounts due him found also a
receipt of J. S. Roberts for a fine pair of Pistols, Holsters, and
Knife, valued at $65.00 good for that much-
Seth Sheldon arrived late this afternoon gave me four Docu-
ments in Spanish to translate, all concerning a League of Land
granted to John Noris by the government of Coahuila & Texas,
translated all of them before going to bed.' Mrs wilson Rein-
hardts mother in Law died this morning, at John Thorn's House
Send an advertisement to the San Augustine paper Cautioning all
persons from trading for, or purchasing any note or notes given
by me to one Mr Roddy or Rohdy, they were obtained from me by
Saturday October 10th Weather very opressive and Hot, felt
unwell this morning took my translations I made last night up to
the office, and received $40- Texas money for my work. wrote
a note to John Norriss promising that in case, on the return of
Sheriff Rusk, I'll have a Settlement with him & if Noris's Tax is
not all paid to pay it- came home at Noon with a hot fever, 7
P. M. feel better addressed a note to Mr. Sheldon, requesting him
a"S'terne was an excellent linguist. In addition to English and Ger-
man, his mother tongue, he spoke Spanish and French, anti several In-
dian dialects. Cohen, Settlement of the Jews in Texas, 4.
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