The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 341
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Sunday the 6th Cool fair weather, feel much better this Morn-
ing went up to the Office to send off the Red River mail- a Mr
Phipps who has been in Town several days, and who brought a
Letter of Introduction to me from A. McDonald Esqr, which he
left at my house during my absence at the Office, intend to see
him to morrow if I am well enough Judge Scurry arrived this
Evening from San Augustin, Gel Henderson has not yet been
examined, the reason is- an Examination is now going on of
some persons who are accused of having attempted to steal some
negroes from Garner who who [sic] was killed a few days ago by
Monday the 7th fair Cold weather, Called on Mr Phipps, find
him an agreable gentleman, Doctor Chalmers arrived from the
west, Mr Phipps, Doctor Chalmers & Judge Scurry Dined with
me, District Court in Session, but a motion was made by Col May-
field to continue all the Cases, in consequence of the invasion-,
not decided till to morrow 10 A. M. Wrote a letter to my Sister
Nancy, and instructions to Mr Barrett respecting Ogilveys Estate
& Capt Thos Ogilvy-
Tuesday the 8th November 1842 very cold weather, am nearly
entirly recovered from my Sickness- Court met this morning, it
was agreed by the Bar that all Civil Cases should be continued,
which was done accordingly, the Petit Jury was dismissed the
grand jury were empannelled and charged by the Judge as usual,
Criminal or State Dockett will be taken up on monday next, gen-
eral Rusk returned this afternoon from San Augustin also D. S.
Kaufman Gel Henderson is still in charge of the Sheriff- all
hands gone to the mill (judge Hart's) this Evening.
Wednesday the 9th very heavy frost last night, very fine
weather during the day, the case of the Administration of Cabbells
Estate has been laid over for next Court, which gives me the
Control of the two Negroes 6 months longer good - Genl Hen-
derson is in Town to day, Judge Ochiltree and Mr Hall of Crockett
dined with us to day, Mr Joseph F. Lewis of Rapide arrived to day
Robt Mitchell dito, Court adjourned till next Monday, when the
Criminal Docket only, will be taken up, the grand jury will only
have a Single case to attend to, and that is the Shooting business
between the Mexican Jose M. Montes and F. Lazarin,- this tells
well for Nacogdochez County- Mr Barrett left this morning for
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