The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 69

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Diary of Adolphus Sterne

DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITEIER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
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Friday the 8th July 1842 very hot day, news was received in
Town that Jim Sims has run off with Tom Sim's negroes- it is
dog eat Hog- or Hog eat Dog- I allways belived that James
Sims was the greatest rascal of the two Brothers send monay pr
James M. Draper for 100 lbs Flour to the City of Houston-
Nothing particularly new to day
Saturday the 9th very hot untill 3 P. m. had a Thunder Storm
and a very hard rain for an Hour, we were in want of just such a
rain, the Crops of every description troughout this County will
be very large, thank god that's something these hard times The
three companies of volunteers mustered in Town to day mail from
East, nothing from beyond San Augustin, reced a Letter from A.
McDonald inclosing one for Miss Culp, to be send to her im-
mediately
Sunday the 10th weather moderately warm, the Red River
mail failed nothing new in Town, spend the day in reading Bul-
wers last Novel Zanoni good-- VERY GOOD-
Monday the 11th very warm in the morning- had an other fine
Shower of rain in the afternoon- the Probate, and County Courts
met, nothing transacted particularly- the Justices of the County
as Commissioners of Roads and revenue met made three new
Roads-one from here by Capt Hotchkiss's to the Nechaz- one by
the Lananna Mills to Shawnee prairie, and, one from here to meet
the public road of Shelby County at Caro's Crossing on the
Attoyac
Tuesday the 12th every thing dull. mail from Houston in the
Evening, Congress has done nothing as yet, but quarrelling, rd a
Letter from Muse.
Wednesday the 18th Send off Eastern Mail, Mr A. McDonald
his Lady, and Mr & Miss Edwards, a niece and nephew of Mrs
Elisha Roberts arrived, spend the day very agreably,- made a
Sale to Moses L. Patton of the Land I purchased from Jose
Ygnacio Ybarbo's Heirs, got my note for $71.00 I gave Doctor

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