The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 325
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Creatures, how Industrious, they are all at work again this Eve-
ning, to make more for the- destroyer- man !
Sunday the Sd July 1842 fine weather all hands in Toown gone
out to Preaching, hope they all got Religion for God Knows the [y]
have none- the Red River mail oh! Bah! why talk about noth-
ing- wrote to Mrs Cabble the Mistress of the Slaves in my pos-
session, in answer to a letter received date May the 20th last
Monday the 4th July Splendid day, the Aniversary of the In-
dependence of the United States, passed off without being even
noticed-when the Mexican Troops were here, that day was cele-
brated in some way- but now- it was not even talked of not a
Soul in Town, not even any one drunk exept John Dorsett, & he
has 4th July all the year round- the Board of Land Commission-
ers met to day and singular enough the first applicants name was
Tuesday the 5th weather as yesterday every thing in Statue quo
the western mail arrived, brought nothing exept the Presidents
Message- it is a mixed up Document, the President from what I
can understand of the Language wants more monay more Power,
and a perfect Controul over the dearly beloved and never to be
forgotten Cherokee Lands- (cherokees) to look at the Document
divested of all prejudices- it is a non committal-anti-Austin-
City- and go-it- Houston- Cily- Cherokee-Land -and King- Sam
Houston- Document- Oh- dear Texas have I worn chains for
thee, to see such fellows try to fatten on thy ruin ! Confound all
demagogues- all Political gamblers, god grant that Texas may
belong to the great union of the Land of Washington- if it does
not soon I'll give up all hopes, of ever seeing this a happy
Wednesday the 6th nothing new send off Eastern mail and
after that all's said
Thursday the 7th warm sultry weather, send off western mail
wrote by Mr Johnson the Mail rider to A. C. Hyde the Chief Clerk
of the Post office Department, send also a letter to Mrs Cabble of
Alabama- respecting the two negroes in my posession- Mr
Jones is recovering my Kitchen to day-
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