The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 166
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Sunday the 18th Therr at 98 in the Shade at 3 P. m. too hot
that sure- read news-papers Books tried to be cool hunted the
coolest place in the House to sleep the Siesta but it was all hot-
everywhere, and at present 6 1/2 P. m. the Therr is at 93 1/2
Monday the 19th July 1841 a fine cool Breze, but yet where the
wind does not have effect the Thermometer is 89 degrees (11 a. m.)
92 at noon-- send of mail to San Augustin and the United States
wrote several letters to San Augustin-- Send Mr Deyoung's
field notes etc. no rain- yet it appears to be very healthy no one
sick that I know of.
Thursday the 2Oth weather rather a. little more moderate than
it was, paid miss M. Sims for a quarter Schooling for Eugenia,
Mr W. F. Henderson who has been boarding with me for 3 months
left by my particular request. I have been fooled enough in my
Wednesday the 21st weather hot- every body in Town drunk,
nothing doing, idleness Root of all evils, the whole Family of
Hyde's got Poisoned this morning by having the seeds of Jameson
weed trown into Coffee, supposed to be done by the negro woman
Frances, she was arrested and the trial will come on to morrow
at 10 oclock. a. m. all the Poisoned, are better this Evening and
none are fatal.
Thursday the 22d- very warm but not insupportable- the
negro woman and goyens negro man Jake were examined. con-
fessed the crime voluntarily and were committed. mail from
East no news- miss martha Sims very sick-
Fryday the 28 July 1841 weather warm- as yesterday- my son
Charles a little Sick- not much danger Staid at home all day-
wrote Executions for Delinquent Tax payers all day- at 5 P. m.
saw rain in sight but had none here
Saturday the 24th weather as yesterday- was sick again this
forenoon- have a Sun pain, which leaves me at 12 oclock- went
to the office in the afternoon western mail, not much news, exept
about 50 Cow Thieves have been overhawled by the mexicans and
all Killed-- good- the loan is positively effected.
Sunday the 25th had a fine rain yesterday afternoon cooled the
air. fine weather this morning- got ut [sic] at day light trans-
lated a Title of Wm Chas Brookfields situated near Soda lake, for
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