The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 345
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
wrote to the Past master at Clarksville respecting my League of
Land- People commenced coming into Town for Court- to
morrow. Wrote a Letter directed to the Post master at Clarks-
ville proposing to compromise with the Persons on my Land
Monday the first November rain, and Strong wind, in the
fore part of the night, very cold towards morning- this is the day
the District Court is to commence the Sheriff opened Court, but
no judge as yet Mr. Gould the Only Lawyer as yet has arrived this
Evening, the Town is full of People, made a proposition to Joseph
Ables to go on to New York- not decided upon as yet- a draft of
Eight Dollars in Silver was drawn on me* which I rejected, having
before this, agreably to a Letter to that effect received orders to sell
the silver for Texas monay, which I did- [Note in document:]
(*Draft was drawn by chief Clerk of Post office Department
Tuesday november the 2d Cold nights--warm days- Judge
Terrill arrived here to day in time to open Court at 10 A. M.
organized, drafted grand jury, gave them an appropriate charge-
adjourned till 3 P. M. immediately after Court, the sale of
Douglass's Estate Commenced, negroes sold very high- I pur-
chased in Copartnershipp with Judge Terrill a League of Land for
$2000 situated above Joseph Dursts, on the west Bank of the
angelina, originaly granted to Helena Kemble being one of 4
Leagues granted to her- was appointed interpreter and Transla-
tor to the Court for the Present term, and took the Oath of office-
Wednesday the 8d November 1841 weather Same as yesterday
-Lawyer Jennings, Scurry, & Hyde arrived from San Augustin,
got final judgment, in a case in which the Estate of Ogilvy is plain-
tiff vs N. Norriss Mr Border County Clerk of San Augustin in
Town received a Bill of sale from Robin Casey for the Ballance of
the Land below my field paid one Hundred Dollars in Hogs, which
were received by John S. Roberts.
Thursday the 4th Court in session, much business doing.
Judge Terrill is a Business man- Judge Jack arrived from
Shelbyville, opened Court there but the grand jury could not find
any Bills- Oh! dear what a moral County Shelbyville is-?
Friday the 5th cold nights warm days- Court going on beuti-
fully Judge Terrill the best judge ever presided here- Judge Jack
left this morning for Spring Creek County, John Hall of Crockett
still in Town, waiting to get hold of the man which killed Mc-
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