The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 161
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Sunday the 6th February 1842 Cloudy warm weather. the mail
from the west arrived, Mr Hall the Subcontractor informed me he
would not carry said mail any longer, and went away with the
mail, I wrote immidiatly to John G. Berry to send some one to
take the mail to Cincinnatti next week, he (Mr. Berry) and a Mr
Mason being the real contractors, wrote to Davison of Panola
County, Contractor of Route No 5 about the difficulty between
the arrival and Departure of the mails on route No 3 & No 5
and urging the great necessity I am under to go in Strict Con-
formity with the Law on the Subject, Communicated the actual
distracted situation of our mail routes (as above stated) to the
general Post office Department, send (or had ready to send) a
Petition recommending the establishment of a Post Office at
Shawnee Town on the Roard to Marshall crossing at John Wall-
ings's on the Sabine.
Monday the 7th of February cold fair weather wrote a letter
to J. P. Border & to A. A. George of Shelby County before day-
light this morning, send off Eastern mail at the usual Hour did
not decide the Case of Reddin vs Ferriss & Durst not being satis-
fied about the law. on next Saturday will make my decision, rented
the Part belonging to Ma del Carmel Mora of the upper part of
the Stone House being the one half, as chairman of a committee
of Milam Lodge till the first of January 1843 for 24 twenty four
dollars pr year payable quarterly commencing on the 1st of
January last; all the repairs we (the masonic fraternity make on
said Rooms are at our own expense Nathan wade & John Noblitt
were present and called upon to witness the contract between said
Mora & myself, Reddin commenced to fix the front gallery of my
House to day,
Tuesday the 8th Cold weather, frost last night, nothing of
consequence happened during the day, a rumor is afloat that Gel
Houston is dead, hope it is not so as we surely would be in a much
wors fix than we are now (so far as a President is concerned)
Wednesday the 9th Cold, frost last night, ninety negroes
passed trough to day belonging to a Mr Runnels of Mississippi
probably the Ex governor- Mr Gibson arrived from Natchitochez
Thursday the 10th Weather moderate, many People in Town
to day held an Election for County Clerk & Coroner Orton got the
most votes here (55) 144 votes given in here, mail arrived from
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