The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 71
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
not rain, dont care if it holds on a day longer, so I'll get all my
fodder I have down, Stacked
Saturday the 23d weather same as before- some Business in
the ofice to day, the Eastern mail arrived but did not bring any
Sunday the 24th an other sultry, cloudy, rainy day- R. Scurry
Esqr from San Augustin arrived, says the War Bill has passed the
Lower House by a majority of three 15 against and 18 in favor,
all, look forward with the greatest anxiety to know what will be
its result in the Senate- Wrote to my Sister, and to Capt Thos.
Ogilvy pr Mr Thos Barrett who leaves for New Orleans to morrow
Monday the 25th weather just the same- that is to say) fine
bright sun in the morning and a thunderstorm in the afternoon
yet did not rain, want rain very much- nothing particularly
happened. Probate Court met done some some [sic] Business gave
Dolores Cortinas the old Spanish Title to the Locco Lands and
agreed to take a copy from the Records myself he (Dolores) pay-
ing for it-
Tuesday the 26th weather same, mail from west -the War
Bill has passed- 200 volunteers under general Davis had a Skir-
mish on the west side of the Nueces opposite San Patricio, with
200 regular Mexican Troops and 500 Rancheros under Gel Canales,
the Texians whipt them killed and wounded about 30 and put
the rest to flight
Wednesday the 27th weather very hot nothing astirr at all.
Thursday the 28th weather if any more hot then yesterday,
went to Jesse Wallings, upwards of 300 persons present, the Candi-
dates for Congress made Speaches promising of Course to do great
things if elected, a good deal of the queens English was mur-
dered, much roast Beaf and Pork was devoured, and lots of danc-
ing, left near dark, met with Judge Ochiltree, Lansing, Capt
Wheeler of San Augustin and Mr Gibson of Natchitochez
Fryday the 29th had a settlement with Lansing as adminis-
trator of the Estate of W. W. Parker the late Editor of the Red
Lander, fell $25.00 in debt for which I gave my note dated it 1st
January 1.842 made payable 12 months after that date bearing 10
per Cent interest pr Annum till paid. Col Anderson and Greer
from San Augustin, the first Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives and the other the Senator of that County, passed trough here,
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