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Southwestern Iistorical Quarterly
also J. C. Hill ass[ignee] of 0. W. Randall ass[ignee] of L. F.
Carter, met a Special Committee of the Grand Lodge of the
Republic of Texas to amend the constitution,
After the 11th I kept no regular Journal, was informed that
in Consequence of the accumulation of Business in the Gel Land
office I would not get Patents on the field notes I had deposited
till May next, the inauguration took place on Monday the 13th the
President and vice President Elect wore Hunting Shirts during
the august Ceremony! too much Indian that- a splendid Ball in
the Evening, tired next day, went to Barton's Spring, a most
Splendid affair, fish to be seen at the depth of 18 feet. Moses F.
Roberts of Shelbyville got married, Congress very busy- doing
nothing good- got a Petition introduced into the House of Rep-
resentatives to Audit my Claim of $950.00 for transporting Troops
in 1835, passed all round and has become a Law-37 but have no
money, nor no chance to get any- Splendid Ball to Gel Lamar
Brilliant affair- All hands gone to San Antonio to Spend Christ-
mass- Mail rider from San Antonio killed near this City-fine
Capital!! !- Aniversary of Saint John the Evangelist Celebrated
by the Masonic Fraternity Splendid Procession, Splendid audience
in the Senate Chamber to see the Instalation, Splendid Speaches
by Major Reily and Judge Hutchinson, Splendid vocal music by
Mrs. Barker and her assistance, and to finish all, we had a Splendid
"TSterne became personally liable for the sum of $949.50 for the trans-
portation of the men of Captain Breese's company and of certain muni-
tions from New Orleans to Natchitoches. He was authorized to draw
upon the Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Nacogdoches for the
amount, but that body dissolved without paying the same. In his peti-
tion Sterne states that he has business to transact in Natchitoches, and
"is advised and firmly believes that he cannot with safety visit said city,
without carrying with him the above mentioned sum of money, to pay
off the said claim . . . and without it his Person would in all prob-
ability be incarcerated within the gloomy walls of a Prison." Memorial
No. 302, File 86, Archives, State Department. A joint resolution for the
relief of A. Sterne was passed January 3, 1842. Gammel, Laws of Texas,
II, 807. On January 29, 1845, another joint resolution was passed for
the relief of A. Sterne, which provided that the amount of $950 be is-
sued in drafts of $50 each. Gammel, Laws of Tewas, II, 1087. Sterne
collected the first fifty dollars February 4, 1845. Comptroller's Account
Book, January, 1843-February, 1845, Archives, Texas State Library. No
record of any other payment has been found. An act "granting Adolphus
Sterne one-third of a league of land as a testimonial of the gratitude
of the people of Texas for his patriotic and important services during
the Revolution" became law February 5, 1852. Fourth Lcgislature, Sen-
ate Journal, 457.
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