The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 78
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Mrs Terrill and Mrs Durst dined with us to day, nothing of con-
TWednesday the 14th weather same- Mr Flatau left here wrote
by him to my Sister in New Orleans- to Capt Peter Delmore &
C. M. Gould, to the latter about getting a lot from him which he
has in this place, to Capt Delmore about sending me the articles
I wrote to him about in a former Letter, and to my sister a letter
of introduction- the western mail arrived, every thing wet, noth-
ing however for this place, congress it appears in session, I pre-
sume doing what they have allways done- nothing-
Thursday the 15th weather same as yesterday- weather mod-
erated about noon, and turned Cold again near dark- Mr David-
son the contractor of mail route No 5 arrived from washington-
he says that nothing is doing, that there is just a quorum to do
Business, but nothing is done, nor is anything intended to be done
(by the western members) for if any thing is intended of any con-
sequence and it comes to the focus- one of the western members
makes himself scarce, or absquatulates, to defeat the Bill, in order
to devil the Eastern members to go to the City of the Mountains
Austin- route no 5 will be discontinued on the 1st January next-
good- no use no how -send off western mail this morning- re-
ceived Eastern mail this, Evening, and brought nothing exept the
Red lander from San Augustin
Friday the 16th weather a little moderate, not so very Cold,
yet cloaks and Blankett Coats are not disagreeable things paid
Doctor Starr $170.90 on account of what I am indebted to K. H.
Douglass's Estate, remain still in debt about $83.00 which I hope
to settle soon, issued some dozen or more Executions in favor of
Starr as administrator of Douglass, been rather busy all day in
the Office, Mr Wheeler from Crockett Court passed trough here,
the Court at Crockett is adjourned, the Judge (ochiltree) gone to
Washington, no other news of importance
Saturday the 17 December 1843 weather moderate. held an
Election for Justice of the Peace to day. Bennett Blake Esq was
reelected, done some business in the office, many People from the
Country were in Town- nothing new of Consequence wrote a
letter to Madame Pedro Ybarbo respecting her Houses & lot in
this place send the letter pr Policarpio Flores-
Sunday the 18th weather same, rather cloudy- Red River Mail
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932, periodical, 1932; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101092/m1/82/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.