The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 79
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
letters from the Post Master General, one of [them] orders me,
to change the departure of the mail to San Augustin received
also a full Power of attorney from the Daughter of Patricio de
Torres from Bexar to attend to her Land affairs and to the her
[sic] affairs as an Heir of Patricio de Torres generally filed the
Power of attorney for record in the office of the county Clerk of
this county, received several other Documents respecting same
claim filed away in their respective places- had an arrangement
between Mr Blake & myself and John S. Roberts, Mr. Blake as
the lessee of the Lower part of the Stone House under me, as
agent of Mrs Mora, and Mr. Roberts representing himself To BE
THE REPRESENTATIVE of Mrs Finley, it was agreed, that from the
time the House (or half of it was sold to Mrs Finley) the Rent
of the Grocery Room is to be paid half to widow Finley and the
other half to the widow Mora, the Expence of repairing said Room
to be taken out first, also that the west end room is to be to the
benefit of Mrs Finley and the Eastern End Room below to the
benefitt of Mrs Mora, and that Mr Blake shall keep the same Rooms
he now occupies for the next twelve months from the 14th of
January next at two hundred and fourty dollars a year; the rent
of the West End Room to be deceided on when I return it is
understood that the west end Room is to be in offsett against the
East end room at present occupied by me, and the ballance of
the Rent from the day the said sale took place to be divided
between them (Mrs Mora and Mrs Findley) after paying Blake
for the floor he laid in the middle Room
Monday 80th Novr left home to John Durst's left Mr J. H.
Holland in charge of the Post office
Tuesday December ith 1840 left early in the morning, fine
weather, to Jacob master's 35 miles
wednesday 2d very fine weather- left early, passed trough
Croket, went to Judge Aldrige's to dinner, went to Robins's on
the west bank of Trinity 35 miles
Thursday the 3d Rained last night, Doctor Irion one of our
company got very Sick, and by unanimous advice of the Company
returned home, at 10 A. M. Stopped Raining, but cloudy-went
the old (upper) San Antonio Road to Rodger's 30 miles-
Fryday the 4th wind from the north very cold, allmost too
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