The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 81
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Tuesday the 27th Saint John's Day- Cloudy, and occasion-
aly drizley rain; Instalation of officers took place to day, had a
very pleasant time of it, sat down to a very fine Cold Collation,
at 3 P. M. had plenty to eat but nothing whatever to drink but
water; I belive in temperance but a few bottles of good wine
upon such an occasion is not very disagreeable Mr Farmer, the
Schoolmaster is staying with us at present till he can make ar-
rangements to get monay for his passed Services- I do not charge
Mr Farmer any Board- and he has volunteered to give my chil-
dern a lesson or two dayly provided he has no other Business
to attend to-
Wednesday the 28th December 184,2 rain last night, fair to
day Western Mail arrived to day and as usual nearly emty re-
ceived a Letter from the Post Office Department, instructing me
not to have Letters advertized which may remain on hand at the
End of the quarters unless the publisher will take 3 cents each
letter- received the Houstonian Containing Judge Scurry's
Speach on the motion to adjourn to the City of Austin, if the
argument is not a brilliant one, it is full of good sense, and
truth; which is not often the Case now a days, on similar occa-
Thursday the -29th fine weather- the ballance of the Sims
family left to day for Washington, Eastern mail arrived brought
a few Letters no Red landers, Boys took Christmass Hollidays-
was at home all day at work
Friday the 80th very cold, but fair hard frost last night, made ,
out my quarterly Post office returns, Judge Terrell passed trough
here to day for San Augustin, nothing doing- gave my note for
$39.64 to J. S. Roberts for my part of the payment of Mr Farmer
for teaching my two Boys Charles & Joseph- also gave my note
for $22.00 to Wm M. Moore for work done on my Cart--
,Saturday the 81st last day of the [week], last day of the month
and last day of the year- had a very heavy white frost last night,
day very fine moderate towards Evening, mooved out of my office
in the Stone House into the Frame House in the rear of Millards
grocery, the Bakers old residence, many Country people in Town
Sunday January the 1st 1814 New years day, very cold
weather during the night, warm after 10 oclock A. M. and cloudy
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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/m1/85/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.