The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 73
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
very particular news from the United States- the western mail
arrived in the Evening brought nothing new the negro Boy Joe very
sick, of Congestive fever--
Wednesday the Sd Cold weather, unusualy so for this season
The negro Boy Joe still very sick no hopes of his recovering Town
allmost evacuated- nothing doing. Capt Vandergriff is still here,
Col Snively a late Prisoner of the Santa Fee Expedition supped
with us, after supper the Misses Sims came down and we had
music on the Piano till 10 P. M.
Thursday the 4th weather still Cold- several cases of sick-
ness in Town. negro Boy not better, dito as yesterday. Mrs
Mason very sick,
Fryday the 5th weather as yesterday, Mr Vandergriff left for
Natchitochez- negro Boy not expe[c]ted to live- do every thing
for him we can, Doctor Starr had to go to the mill to day Judge
hart and three childern sick there- 8 P. m. negro Boy a little
better- have to stimulate him with Toddy- Snively and his party
left to day for Red River eta eta
Saturday the 6th August 1842 Weather a little warmer then
the 3 or 4 previous days. Negro Boy pronounced out of danger
by Doctor Starr. Mrs Roberts, Mrs Edwards and the Old Colonel
Sick;- our Representative Judge Brown returned to day from
Houston-- did not see him, mail arrived from the East- belive
it to be the last one for some time to come there being no monay
to pay the contractors- fine- very- the news of the release of
the Santa fee Prisoners is ascertained as a fact beyond a doubt,
they were released on the 13th July Santa Ana's Birth day- ! ! ! ! !!
Sunday the 7th weather as it usualy is this time of the year
there was Preaching in the Court House to day, and yesterday in
the Evening, by the Revd Milton Moore- Col Forbes went west to
day taking Mrs Wells his oldest Daughter home to her Husband,
who was lately an Aid de camp to Gel Davis & no doubt in the
Battle of the Blankets on the Nueces- Red River Mail came, and
went, as usual, brought One, and carried away One Letter, negro
Boy Joe getting better- received a Paper from Major Riley our
Minister to the United States, Containing his Letter to Senator
King respecting Texas (Eastern & Northern Texas particularly)J
understand he has asked to be recalled which, has been done by
the President, and the Honble Isaac Van Zant of Harrisson County
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931, periodical, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101091/m1/77/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.