The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 78
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infant Laura who has to be weaned in Consequence of my wife's
Saturday the 15th fine Cold weather, Mrs Sterne not much
better, yet she has not grown any worse. finished my quarterly
Post office returns. Answered all the Letters which were received
for me during my absence- to wit-- Rueg, Madame Lacombe, Genl
Morgan of New Orleans Cockerille of Natchitochez, and Nixon of
Sunday the 161h January 1842 fine weather. Mrs. Sterne
much better this morning, the first time she spoke in any rational
manner to me, Mr Wm R. Scurry has commenced boarding with
us a few days after 1 left for Austin, and consequently has been
here over a month- Send of western mail also Red River- the
rider of the Red River Mail boards with me every Saturday nights
at $1.00 pr night.
Monday the 17th fine Cold weather, Mrs Sterne is still getting
better, arranged my Office to day, Emigrants still coming in, busi-
ness very dull
Tuesday the 18 Cold weather. Commenced to workin the new
garden opposite my Iouse. Mrs Sterne getting better very fast,
the infant a little troublesome,- fatigued to death
Wednesday the 19th weather as usual Mrs Sterne recovering
very fast. work all day in my new garden, find much more pleas-
ure in it then to [go] up Town.
Thursday the 20th fine weather- work in garden, received
Eastern mail nothing very particularly new
Fryday the 21st Made an arrangement with J. M. Watkins to
let him have 300 acres of Land out of a League I have in my
Charge having been granted to Domingo Cervantes
Saturday the 22d Mrs Sterne has so far recovered from her
Sickness that she can sit up, the infant is more easy. Made an
.arrangement to send my three children Eugenia, Charles & Joseph
[to] School to Miss Martha Sims Eugenia is taking lessons from
Miss Elizabeth Sims on the Piano at 15$ pr quarter- Wm Jones
was ini [ti] ated into the Masonic fraternity to night- wrote several
letters tonight, directed to New Orleans, Galvezton & Austin
Sunday the 23d fine weather. had nine negroes hired to day to
put up fences and put the. field in a fit situation for Cultivation
Monday the 24th Sold a Horse to Wm Scurry being the Same
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