The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 77
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Ball in the Evening, passed my time in not very agreable feelings,
Cant get Patents, no monay owe my Board, Horse feed eta fine
Pickle indeed. finaly Borrowed monay to pay my debts, and have
enough left with Judge Terrill to pay for the Patents if they
are ever ready, and on the,
Thursday the 6th of January 1842 left Austin in Company
with James Durst & William F. Sparks familliarly Known as wild
Bill- Stopt all night at the widow Rodgers's 22 miles-
Fryday the 7th fine weather- passed trough Bastrop, and went
to a Mr Miller's to pass the night 39 miles-
Saturday the 8th fine weather -left early in the morning,
and went to a Capt Fullers, a very exelent House 37 miles-
Sunday the 9th January 1842 warm cloudy weather. left after
Breakfeast passed trough Independence a beutifull little place 18
m. passed trough Washington (where the Declaration of Inde-
pendence was made) a fine Place, but all the fine Stores and
dwelling Houses most all deserted, 12 m. Crossed the Brassos
and Mouth of the Nava Soto to Whitesides's, 34 miles-
Monday the 10th rain nearly all night, rains a little this
morning, but notwithstanding, we left, passed by Fanthorps P. O.
to Mr Roone's the place formerly occupied by Mr Kennard 25
Tuesday the 11th Cold but fair weather left after Breakfeat
passed trough Cincinnatti Crossed the Trinity to Mr Thompkin's
Wednesday the 12th left early passed trough Crockett to Mas-
ters's 35 miles-
Th ursday the 18th left Masters early Crossed Nechaz saw Mrs
Terrill who has mooved during my absence to Young Lacy's Place
delivered a Letter from her Husband the late Judge- but now
Attorney General- Stopt all night at Joseph Durst's 34 miles-
Fryday the 14th left very early this morning passed trough
Douglass and arrived at home at 2 P. M. 20 miles found my wife
very Sick of an inflamatory fever, . . . Doctor Starr in at-
tendance, Childern all well, Wm Arnold, our County Clerk, Doctor
L. B. Brown the Coroner, and Major Harry have died since I
left, Jackson Todd killed Tom Sims, found the Post office in
Order, but no quarterly returns have been made, Commenced mak-
ing them in the Evening sat up nearly all night, nursing the
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