The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 89
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Diary of Adolphs Sterne
did not rain on the Road, but in Town had a bountifull Rain-
Genel Henderson, Judge Terrill and others went on towards
Crockett to day, George Allen and his wife left for Houston,
Mayfield returned home last night, in good health, had no chance
of conversing with him much,
Sunday the SOth fine weather- mail arrived from the west-
failed, from Red River nothing new- received a communication
from Jas. Izod, answered it to day to go in to morrows mail
Monday the 81st fine weather, send off all the mails received
a list of about 120 defaulters of Taxes from the Sheriff, to issue
Execution on, paid an order of $20.00 drawn by Post Master gen-
eral J. S. Mayfield in favor of Mrs Hubert, got ready to start to
Tuedsay the 1st June fine weather, left home for Crockett, to
Col Bean's 28 miles- good fare, an old friend of 15 years stand-
ing-spend a pleasant Evening with him, talked over Auld lang
Wednesday June 2d fine weather- left Col Bean's early in
the morning traveled slow to Jacob Master's, an other old friend
of 13 years standing, this day is the 13th anniversary of my
marriage with my dear wife
June Sd left Masters's 10 miles to Crocket Court in Session,
grand jury found a true Bill against Marchall B. McKeever for
killing Joseph Shanks (which I sincerely belive he was justifiable
in doing, met general J. P. Henderson gel Rusk, and Col Watrous
at the House of McKeever, these three gentlemen are to defend
Fryday the 4th very hot weather, visited Mrs. Jowers and some
other Ladies- very much pleased with the place, good People
Judge Johnson left for Houston, at 8 P. m. a jury was empan-
nelled to try McKeever-
Saturday the 5th very hot- examination of witnesses in McK
Case, was examined myself as regards Joseph Shank's (the man
killed) character- good when sober foolish, crazy, bad, insulting
and dangerous when drunk- was present at an affray which took
place between Mr Teague Mr Givens- and a Mr Key, who in
trying to Shoot Givens, came within an inch of killing me. left
at dark to Masters-
Sunday the 6th left very early this morning dined at Debards,
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