The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 340
340 Soiuthwester Historical Quarterly
DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
Tuesday the 1st November 1842.9 weather still fine but not so
cold as it has been- Commenced taking up my Sweet Potatoes, a
very fair crop- western mail arrived without any thing whatso-
ever- no news from the west- Mr Chevallier has a party at his
House to night, my folks are going of course I must see them safely
there & back, again Capt Vail of Natchitochez, and his Cara Sposa
arrived to day
Wednesday the 2d fine warm weather, continued all day to take
up potatoes, laid a floor in the Boys's Room, this morning send off
western mail, send it off nearly as empty as it came- the party last
night came off well for the first time in my life I did not dance
Thursday the 8d weather still same, continue taking up Pota-
toes- papered up the little Room I made- felt very unwell all day
- Eastern Mail arrived, brougth, [sic] the intelligence, that Gel
Henderson has killed N. P. Garner of San Augustin, send for Gel
Rusk to go & defend him
Friday the 4th November 184. fine warm weather, cloudy to-
wards Evening & looks like Rain- got trough taking up Potatoes
at noon- been hard at work plastering in my new Room all day-
the Mexican Jose whom I had hired left, his time being out, gave
him my double barrell gun according to agreement, nothing more
from San Augustin about the Killing of Garner, Gel Rusk left late
last night, to be there at the examining trial- Col Mayfield, Muse
& Noblett went with him
Saturday the 5th very hard rain last night, cloudy all day but
did not rain any more- received from Mr Nelson, pr Massingal
200 lb Beef for $7.00 on a/c of Board workt a little, but feel ex-
treemly weak, and getting more so every day, have no appetite, I
am almost prostrate yet have no fever, I whish to god we had a good
Phisician here- arranged the Papers between Madame Lafleur &
Mr C. Chevallier, and am ready for a final Settlement between the
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