The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 265
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
by dividing the Store house (or Smoke house) also building a shed
to South end of Corn crib for Stable- did not go up to the Office
but for a short time at noon- Eastern mail came in at Supper
did not open it, not feeling well enough, to go to the office- send
Bautista Chirino's Cart home at noon, to day has worked 4 days
last week and 21 days this week in all 6j days at $1.00 pr day in
goods- paid him on account 50c in Silver
Friday the 28th weather same, only a much heavier frost last
night then before, nothing of consequence came in the Eastern
mail we see in the Red Lander an extract from a New Orleans
paper accounting the death of midshipman Culp, Brother to Mrs
Terrell, the death was the result of a duel- felt sick all day-
feel a little better this Evening- gave my Business of Ma Josefa
Sanchez to Col Holland to attend to, on account of no pay-
Saturday the 29th weather very fine, though a heavy white frost
last night- Mr Sandford Holman, and Lady arrived from Home-
is at my House- Know not his Business-did not go up Town
much to day, busy arranging matters for the coming winter such
as firewood eta- no news from the west,
Sunday the 30th weather continues the same- the mail from
the North arrived, the old thing- nothing new- Mr Holman left
here after dinner, appointed Oscar Engledow Deputy Collector of
this place, learned to day that all the waggons which went to
Natchitochez came back empty, there not being any groceries what-
ever in the place, and the River very low for my own part I am
not sorry for it, because it will and must turn the attention of our
Farmers & Merchants to some place in Texas where such things
as the [y] want can be had at all seasons-
Monday the 31st weather same- send off Eastern mail, Pro-
bate Court sat as one of the Judges, all the waggons returned from
Natchitochez, did bring a Bil Sugar for B. Blake, he let me have
fifty Pounds of it, have not agreed on the price, but will go on ac-
count of his Board- at work about the place all day, tired
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