The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 72
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last time I was there 1836- for the purpose of giving Mr
Puckett Titles to the same Lands in conformity with the Law of
this country he paid me $220. in Texas monay equal to $44.
Texas monay being the amount of Taxes I had advanced on a/c
of said Lands for the year 1838 & 1839. wrote a letter by Mr
Puckett to George Aldridge, also an introductory Letter to R.
Potter Senator from Red River received $56. Texas monay to pay
the Tax on Mr Puckett's Land in Harrison County and for record-
ing the Documents belonging to J. M. Dor's Title, and said
Pucketts sale- interpreted between General Rusk & Vital Flores
respecting the Division of the Land left by said Flores's Parents
to him and his Brothers & Sisters, Flores promised me for my
services as interpetrer in said Business $50.00 if all goes to his
satisfaction, and Rusk promised to relinquish 500 Acres of Land
which I gave him as a fee in my Case vs Heirs of Manuel Santos
Coy to my youngest son Placide Rusk.- day very fine, many
People in Town-
Sunday the 1st November Mr Puckett left this morning, wrote
by him to Col Snively respecting some discharges of a Soldier of
Louis Sanchez's Company. wrote to Col. R. Potter, to D. S.
Kaufman. and to Capt D. C. Ogden respecting the public Stores
he left with me, wrote to E. Salzman of N. Orleans respecting
Ogilvy's Estate, E. J. Debard was here requested me to examine
the Title Mrs Lazarin has for a Piece of Land on the Boteja-
promised to do so to morrow, wrote to K. H. Muse on private
Business. wrote also to Muse & Kaufman respecting this Lodge,
and such reform as ought to be made in the Grand Lodge of the
Republic, particularly in the curtailing its Expences, which in our
present situation is too grand intierly22 mail from the west ar-
rived, brought no news One Letter from P. Master Gel. which
Monday November Rd fine day, wrote to Martin Rumpf, of
Austin. also to D. S. Kaufman, send off western mail, Mr J. H.
Holland returned last night from San Augustin, District Court
in session yet received back a contract made between Saml.
22Sterne helped to organize the Grand Lodge of Texas, A. F. & A. M.,
on December 20, 1837, and was elected its first deputy grand master.
Sayles, The Masonic Jurisprudence of Teams, 218-219 (Brenham, 1879).
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