The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 253
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
the Enemies of our Country I shall like usual be ready- confound
this thing Called drill, I never liked it, nor ever will like it, unless
those who do drill know more than I do, about the matter-
Judge Terrill left early this morning for San Augustin, mail from
the East arrived brought many letters- none for me, translated
a Spanish Document for Mr Moore the Son in Law of Mrs. Will-
bourn's for which he owes me $2.50 par funds, news was received
to day that the Mexicans have destroyed San Patricio and two other
Places on the Extreme western Frontier, burnt the Houses took
what Property they could, and destroyed the ballance, and took
all they did not kill as Prisoners to Matamoros, I hope this may
not be true, but it is very probable, inasmuch as that Frontier, in
fact like all the rest of our Frontiers, is intirely unprotected.
what next ?
Fryday the 8th October very warm weather- some little Sick-
ness, my negro woman Susan Sick- the negro woman hired of
Capt English sick my wife has to Cook- sorry for it, but we get
clean well cooket dinners, eta, news was received that Doctor
King the founder of Kingsborough and Judge Martin, who lately
visited this Country, died at Vicksburgh, or on the River Mis-
sissippi of Yellow fever- this is a great loss to this Part of Texas.
Doctor King was an interprising man and the Country near the
three forks of Trinity will be trown back at least five years- un-
less some very strong effort is made by his Heirs or successors to
carry on the work which he begun- wrote a long letter to the
Editor of the Red Lander about the Houston meeting8- wrote
to the Editor of the Huntsville Alabama Democrat- Capt vail,
and Mr Gibson of Natchitochez arrived in Town, I look upon
them as two Sharks let loose amongst small fish- neither care a
cent for Texas, nor would for a moment defend her from her
Enemies, yet the first one obtained a Head right- when actualy
a resident citizen of the United States the other I do not Know
very well but they deserve a notice in my diary
Saturday the 9th very warm weather- too much so- Battal-
lion musters to day, a great many People in Town, mail from west
arrived, nothing new.
Sunday 10th October very sultry warm weather send off mail to
west and north, send to the Telegraph the Resolutions passed last
88Public Meeting in Nacogdoches in The Red-Lander, October 14, 1841.
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