The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 258
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age as I at first expected- sat as associate Judge of Probate Court
again to day to settle the Estate of Alexander Jurdan decd Send
off western mail send a Sinopsis of the news received from the west
to Canfield San Augustin Mr Carson mooved into Douglass' House
Thursday the 29th fine weather still continues, got in all my
corn, made a calculation, have about 200 Barrills my wife took
sick to day again, she is in much pain, the result of having caught
cold, Eugenia had a fever to day, missed mine clear- intend to
give Eugenia same kind of Pills I took- good remedy- Eastern
mail with the following news to wit..- .. . .
Friday the 130th September 1842 fine weather- Commenced
Housing my fodder & Pumpkins to day, have a very large quan-
tity of Pumpkins, more then I know what to do with, Mrs S. better
to day, Eugenia also better no more news from the west, a Mr
Baillieu passed trough here to day on his way west, has camped
,on the Bayou Bafiito waiting for news- Major Cessna Lady and
the young-uns in Town stopped at Mr J. S. Roberts's. Camp
meeting going on flourishing at Douglass
Saturday October the 1st 1842 fine weather- got trough with
Housing my crop- to wit- corn, fodder, and Pumpkins- all my
Sick, thank god, are better- nothing more from the west- a Ball
to be given to Mr & 1Vtrs Cessna to night by Col Thorn, Family
sick did not go.
Sunday October the 2d Weather same as yesterday, nothing
new to day, Red River mail arrived having failed twice, brought
the Clarksville Northern Standard, nothing else, received a letter
from C. De Morse dated Marshall, authorizing me to take notes
payable next January for subscriptions for the Northern Standard,
wont do- time too short- commenced to make my quarterly Post
office returns for 3d qr 1842- not much revenue to the govern-
ment- anxiously waiting for news from the west-
Monday October the 3d fine, very fine, weather- send off East-
ern mail, wrote to Canfield, send list of Letters on hand at the end
of the quarter, many People in Town done Considerable business
in the Land Office, in granting Certificates, made an arrangement
with a Mexican named Jose Maria Montes to work for me a month
for a double barrelled gun I have, he is to make Boards & Shin-
gles- sowed a small piece of ground in Reye to day for a pasure
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