The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 75
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
himself verbaly to deliver me next Spring a first rate gentle cow
& calf for such Services as I have rendered him in writing the
Contract between him, his Son Policarpio & Gel Rusk, for fees
due me in a suit had before me yesterday about a Horse, and the
writing of the Deed above named, in failure of delivering a first
rate cow & calf he is to pay twenty seven dollars in Silver or its
Monday 9th November 1840- fine weather to day paid David
Rusk Sheriff- all the Taxes of 1839 and 1840- for myself-
Mrs Sterne- Genereux Benard's Estate, Jos6 de los Santos Coy
& Patricio de Torres & Wm K. English (for Mr Hazard) of Alex-
andria whole amount of Tax- $444.92 got receipt for all,
Mr Blount of San Augustin arrived, also Mr. Gould. Judge
Scurry left for Austin. Lester Hotchkiss arrived last Evening,
receiving one months Rent $100. Texas money from Mrs Mon-
gomery- on a/c of Benards's Estate received $72.00 in Silver
from Philipp which I had left with him since we made the trade
for Santos's Land as allready mentioned- Received of the
Brothers Hoya 2 notes for safe keeping sealed up in a paper and
filed with the Package of "Documents belonging to other Per-
sons" rented the House of Lompayrae, to Gel. Rusk for 18 months
Tuesday November 10th weather Cloudy, South wind, had a
conversation with S. W Blount told me that the Half League of
Land claimed by his wife the widow of John S. Lacy, and sold
as such was for my Special Benefitt, and that said Land would
be conveyed to me in due form of Law so soon as I made to said
Mrs Blount a deed for a League & Labor of Land granted to
Jos6 Maria Alpando- (alias) Villalpando which I expect to
do in a short time- Juan Buatista [sic] chirino Executed to me
his notes for $55.00 payable in 4 months and one for $50. payable
in 12 months, had a Deed for a tract of Land on which P. de
Torres' Plantation is situated, Purchased of Jose Ma Mora, placed
upon file for record in the County Clerks office
Wednesday November the 11th 1840- had a storm and rain
last night, fine weather to day got ready to start to Grand Cane,
and Shrevee Port, to morrow morning, O'Neil's Carriage came
in to day to take Mrs Holland & familie to Natchitochez, to re-
turn from there to New Orleans, several strangers in Town to
day, Emigration pours in, en masse
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