The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 75
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
be Swimming were so for 300 to 400 yards, whole corn fields, fences
Corn and Cotton completely covered with water, the Cotton where
it was any way adjacent to a Branch or even hollow is litterally
ruined, Stacks of fodder intierly gone and not many a fence stand-
ing; such a flood as this I never have heard of during my life-
time;- five of the U S. Corpus Christy volunteers arrived here,
report says all fine young men, they are out of Clothing and every
other thing- going to stop to try to get work
Wednesday the 17th August 1842 very fine weather- am re-
covering very fast from my Sickness, rode up to the office this
Evening and transacted some business, my little Daughter Laura
is better to day, hope to god she may remain so- "the last link is
Broken"- the Eastern mail has stopped, for want of pay- Mrs
Hubert has been a very faithfull Servant of the Public she has car-
ried the mail since last January without any pay whatsoever, it is
realy too much-how, long will we last longer? nous verr6ns
Thursday the 18th weather rather hot- nothing Stirring felt
strong enough to walk up to the Office to day wrote several Letters
to different persons- Little girl well
Friday the 19th weather fair in the forenoon, went to the Office,
allmost entierly recovered from my illness at 1 P. M. commenced
raining 3 P. m. looks like it was going to set in again in earnest-
Mr Chevallier received a Letter from Mr Barrett reports that the
yellow Fever is in New Orleans & in Alexandria La
Saturday the 20th fair weather in the Morning, rain in the
afternoon, Canfield send the Red landers up by his Servant, re-
ceived a long Letter from him, answered it, by the Boy. Blake &
Parmalee left for Alexandria Red River in quest of a Horse that.
was stolen from Parmalee sometime ago, no news of consequence
Sunday the 21st Rain. Rain.Rain. Red River mail arrived,
said, could not cross the waters last trip no other reason for the
failure- reed a Letter from Levi Jordan of not much importance,
Madame Lacombe, a Daughter of the late J. B. Cazenaue arrived
in quest of her Father's Property a Mr Pemberton and Mr Mc-
Kinchney a partner of the House of Robinson from Natchitochez
arrived in the afternoon, bring no news, the latter is a great friend
of the Late James Ogilvy he promises to call on me on his return
from the west to get a Sinopsis of the Affairs of the Deed and he
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