The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 82
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near dark- last night the Kitchen and Store room of Mr F. T.
Phillips was burnt down and every thing in the Building Con-
taining Sugar, Coffee, and other articles Mrs Taliafero Mother
in law of C. E. Taliafero arrived to day made an arrangement
with Massingail to take charge of my Hoggs on the Other side
of the Angelina give him half of all he saves, Parmalee made the
same arrangement with him.- a very dull new years day, not a
drop of any thing to drink- Mr Becton preached here
Monday the Rd Cloudy this morning, cleared up, and was very
fine weather during the day, Mr Gibson from Natchitochez ar-
rived, in the Evening I went out to Bautista chirino's House to
marry a couple. Santiago Toscano to Ma. E. Ybarbo. returned
home at J past 10 P. M.- the wind has changed to the North
and a fine clear Sky
Tuesday the 3d fair Cold weather, moderate towards Evening
several persons from the Country in Town, sale day- but nothing
selling- done some business in the Office, worked the rest of the
day with the Cart and Horse- Judge Ochiltree returned from
washington says that Congress is doing business quietly, I hope
they may do something to benefit the Country, for god knows we
are at a very low Ebb in every respect- Doctor Kirchhoffer re-
turned from New Orleans, gives a gloomy description as regards
the price of Cotton, but every thing else is equally low as Cotton,
Doctor K. says the Democratic party is gaining strength in the
U. S. and it is expected that either Van Buren or Calhoun will
be the next President; I hope the latter will be- because he is
the most favorable to Texas
Wednesday the 4th fine weather, this is the Aniversary of a
fight which took place between the Fredonians and Mexicans in
1827 settled to day with B. Blake took up my notes amounting
to $250.00 also an account of $74.34- remained in his debt
$115.75 for which I gave my note, made an arrangement with
Charles Chevallier, to do all Business he gives me as Justice of
the peace, and deduct 20 pr cent from my costs, but I look only
to chevallier for it, and he to the Persons against whom judge-
ment is rendered,- Judge Terrell returned from San Augustin,
Doctor Kirchhoffer left for Crockett, Robert Patton Esqr ar-
rived in Town, near dark-
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