The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 74
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Friday the 6th November- 1840 weather set in raining last
night about 8 P. M. Hazy & Cloudy weather this morning.
Wrote by Flournoy to Mrs. Silverberg, Saw Col Carr of crockett.
said county is filling up very fast. land becoming valuable. the
Sun Saluted the Earth about 2 P. M.
Saturday 7th fine weather this morning F. T. Philipps an-
nounced to me that he was ready to go into the Speculation about
the Santos Half League of Land, I offered him a few days ago-
gave him my Papers I have from Santos, and the original Title to
make out a document from between himself & me, which he says
he will have finished tomorrow morning- Mr P. returned to
Town this afternoon and paid me $32. in Silver the rest $40 in
Silver to be paid me by Mr Wm Jones. also $53- which is to
be paid me in coffe Sugar, whiskey, or any such groceries as I may
want out of Jones's Establishment left all the Silver with Jones
till I want it next monday- signed a Bond to Philipps for the
undivided half of the half League of Land. wrote a contract in
Spanish between Vital & Policarpio Flores and Gel. Rusk, the
Contract by consent of Parties was left in my hands not to be
given up till the contracting parties are all together, placed the
Document in the Package Labelled "Documents belonging to other
Persons" had a quarrell with John Lussan, about Land, he wants
to be right, and so do I, we will both be right if left alone, the
Law will do us justice
Sunday the 8th November 1840- fine weather today Major
Mayfield arrived last night from San Augustin, Judge Richard
Scurry dito- all bound for Austin, Mayfield informed me he
knows that a Mr Dodd ownes 14 negroes, said Dodd owes me
$3500, of which Mayfield has a third and Mather F. Sims a third,
if said money is collected Mayfield before leaving here will have
the nesessary Documents made out to bring suit against Dodd-
the circumstance is- Mayfield as my attorney in fact sold Dodd
a League and Labor of Land for $3500 Dodd paid him in Pearl
River worthless shinplasters, Dodd obligating himself to Mayfield
that said worthless paper was good as Silver that the Bank it was
issued from was a chartered institution and Specie paying Bank
all of which has turned out to be a Humbug and for said fraud
Dodd is to be sued before the proper Tribunal- Wrote a deed
for Vital Flores in favor of his wife- Vital Flores obligated
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