The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 80
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
ing with Mr F. Hoya to Capt English's Plantation where Mr C. E.
Taliaferro lives- got aquainted with his Lady who is a very fine
amiable woman fit to be an Ornament to any Society, but poor
Ned her Husband, unfortunately nature has cast him in One of
her roughest moulds, Ned amongst good fellows is a hail fellow
well met-- but how such a woman could marry such a man is cer-
tainly a puzle to me- the trade I formerly made with H. K.
Carson respecting the waggon & the Hogs at Ruegs place was
rescinded to day- and he is to have the one half of my share for
taking care of them, this may be a bad trade on my side but I
consider the Hoggs as nearly lost any how- and any thing I get
will be that much saved for had it not been for the much trouble
I took last year to find out something about the Hoggs they
would have all been lost before this time
Saturday the 24th December 1842 weather rather more mod-
erate this morning a Mrs Wadlington applied to me for a Search
warrant against Jno. H. Wilson, having suspicion that wilson
stole three negroes last night, granted the warrant according to
Law- but the Sheriff found nothing, not much doing in Town,
no goods, nothing to purchase with if there were and it being
Christmass time there is no Liquor here probably for the first
time in 18 years, and then the Town was wholy abandoned, re-
cived a Letter from both of our Representatives in congress it
appears they are doing nothing and will adjourn the 2d January
Sunday the 25th Christmas day, a rainy, nasty, mean, day it
is and the poor fellows who take a drop on Christmas are to be
pityed, not a single thing in the shape of Liquor in Town, no
matter we had a most Splendid dinner (except wine) Judge Hart,
his Lady, Mrs Mason, Miss Martha Sims Miss Sarah Forbes,
Mrs Lewis, and Major Burton from Crockett dined with us, and
we passed the afternoon very agreeably, near Evennig Judge
Hansford came in Town, but went out again soon after, and near
Candle light Mr Barrett returned from New Orleans brought no
news for me- saw my Brother Issac at alexandria, was well.
Monday the 26th fair weather, South wind, send off Eastern
mail, Probate Court in Session, but did not do much Business saw
Mr Barrett but had little conversation with him worked in the
garden triming trees all day nearly-
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