The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 316
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not have went his Security- send of Eastern & western mails-
send off my Letter to Mr Thomas Ogilvy in the Eastern mail, at-
tended on the grand jury as a witness & interpreter, Set as an
associate on the Board of Land Commissioners- was rather busy
all day repairing fences and preparing a new Stable-
Tuesday the 10th May fine fair weather- on this day 14 years
ago I got license to marry, and now I am here an old gray headed
man; nimporte- alls right- our District Court in Session- the
case of the Republic vs Borroughs came up for the killing of
McKeever of Crockett hard work to get a jury- at 1 P. M. got a
jury, the Case took up all day and most of the Bar made Speeches,
gel Rusk concluding against the Prisoner, but his argument -was
more of a Cast, to aquit, then to bring in the man guilty, I belive
it is the first time he has taken the part of the Prosecution in a
Criminal offence where death would be the Penalty if the Accused
would be found guilty- he merely expounded the Law but did
not appeal to the feelings of the jury which he is so capable of
doing & which no doubt he would have done on the other side of
the question- he done his duty and no more- the jury retired at
8- P. M. returned at 10 P. M. verdict not guilty, a thing de-
voutly hoped for by every one
Wednesday the 11th fine weather, rather dry want rain very
much Court in Session cases dispatched rapidly -the Missess
Simms and Miss Culp, and several gentlemen spend the Evening
with us- music and Song was the Order of the night, went to
bed at 10 at Peace with the whole world.
Thursday the 1th fine weather- a little rain wanting- Court
in session- Jackson Todd's case- for killing Tom Sims came
up- got only four jurors out of Sixty- Mr. De Young his Daugh-
ter Mr Canfield, his Lady, a Miss M. Edwards & several gentlemen
arrived from San Augustin, had a Dancing Party at Charels [sic]
Chevallier danced till near morning- fine party-
Fryday May 13th weather getting to be very warm- rebuild-
ing Stable, Court adjourned till Monday, every thing dull.
Saturday the 14th weather same as yesterday, rain wanting
very much, Mr Moore, Jones & McIntire assisted me in arranging
my new Corn House & Stable, lodge met this Evening- Mail ar-
rived from the West, and brought nothing
Sunday the 15th weather same- nothing Stirring every body
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930, periodical, 1930; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101090/m1/342/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.