The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 72
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Congress had adjourned the War Bill has been vetoed by the Presi-
dent; I belive that the veto message reflects more luster on Hous-
tons name then even the Battle of San Jacinto.
Saturday 30 June 1842 fine weather felt unwell and kept at
home till 3 P. m went up Town attended to some Business in the
office, Eastern mail- nothing but Red Landers no news from the
United States. Red River Mail arrived and brought . . . as
usual- glad it came to day send it off again, so I am not disturbed
to morrow Doctor James Starr presented the greatest part of the
Business of K. H. Douglass to the Probate Court, felt too unwell
to attend, but B. Blake Esquire being with Judge Hart my presence
was dispenced with made an offer to day to Doctor Starr to pay
my debt due Douglass's Estate in Land in this County, and all
within five different tracts, at most reasonable prices and if he is
not satisfied at my offer, I authorize him to leave it to two im-
partial men, and that I will abide by what they say- Doctor Starr
acts as an Agent for New Orleans Creditors of Douglass Estate
one half of them broke and if he does not accept my offer he does
not do Justice to his Employers, I could not have made a more
liberal offer if all I owe the Estate was coming to Douglass wife
and childern, which alas it is not- if it is accepted-! well, if not,
it will be sometime before I make an other such a one, and pay at
the end of the rope-
Sunday July 31st very warm in the forenoon, had a Thunder
Storm and rain in the afternoon, the negro Boy Joe very Sick.
Doctor Starr attending on him- Capt wheeler Gibson & an other
gentleman from Natchitochez left in the Evening
Monday August the 1st 1842 rainy Cloudy Cold weather- the
Negro Boy Joe very sick, Probate Court met to act on the Business
of James H. Starr admr of K. H. Douglass- Succession not
closed, but passed so far- Board of Land Commissioners met in
the afternoon transacted some Business- have a serious Idea of
resigning my Postmastership it is a loss to me, every day, and the
government is so destitute of means that the Establishment can
not be kept up as it ought to be- it is the beginning of the End--
God grant it may not be- but ! ! !
Tuesday August the 2d fine weather this is the tenth aniversary
of the Battle fought here against the mexican Troops- Capt Van-
dergriff arrived from Natchitochez stays at my House brings no
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