The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 239
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
planted some Rice- a Mr Elliott from Louisville Kentucky ar-
rived, brought me a Letter of Introduction to me from Gel Hen-
derson; Mr E. is bound for the upper Trinity to Explore that
region of Country as an agent for the Company which has lately
obtained a grant from our government,- a large company of
Equestrians arrived here from the west going on to the United
States, they have been in Mexico, times are so hard, and money
so scarce that I belive they will not perform here
Friday the 14th weather same as yesterday, looks like rain, but
at noon sun shone out in all its splendour- to day the rest of the
Circus Company passed trough here, they had a Baboon, which
amused the children very much- Mr Elliott left here to day on his
trip up, t s Trinity, success attend him send off the Eastern mail
this morning crammed full
Saturday the 15th weather cloudy, no rain, yet it is wanting now
kept Cloudy all day, a Mr Hart the head Partner of the former
Firm of Hart Labatt & Co arrived here to day, on a Collecting
Expedition, quien sabe he has a claim of Sixty odd dollars against
me, but the firm is owing me $100.00 justly, he is not willing to
make a Stand off, but it is just that I should be paid, the $100.00
were to be paid me in a Suit of Clothes for Securing the Firm
a debt of $1500.00 which they though [t] was lost, and which I
secured to them and for which the aforesaid promise was made,
I took some few things out of their Store, amounting as I thought
to about half what was promised to me, intending to let them off-
but if it is now insisted that I shall pay- they shall pay me-
the debt I secured was due them by Doctor Hertz who had ab-
Sunday Easter April the 16th weather very warm- rain want-
ing, it looks like rain, but that all- day passed off like all other
Sundays Judge Hart and Lady came in Town, stop, with us-
Miss Maria Hotchkiss do.
Monday the 17th weather too fine, rain wanting very much gar-
dens, drying up, Mr Hart left for New Orleans, made an arrange-
ment with S. M. Baird to bring suit on a League of Land Situated
near Clarksville, before the Limitation Law takes effect. mail from
East arrived nothing new
Tuesday April 18th Weather same, send off Western Mail-
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