The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 163

Diary of Adolphus Sterne

Monday the 24th fine bracing morning- wife & Daughter came
home after breakfeast, accompanied by Miss Maria Hotchkiss- sat
on an Examining Court, Thos and Wesley Hanks- accused of
assault and battery with intend to kill Wm Caldwell (alias Georgie
Caldwell)- heard, and wrote down the Testimony, Judge Hart
and Blake sitting with me- bound both the Hanks's over in the
sum of $500.00 for their appearance at the next district Court-
Arendt and Hensley commenced to Shingle the House to day
Tuesday the 25th July fine weather, at work to day recovering
(Shingling) the House- Miss Maria Hotchkiss & Miss Agusta
Raguet paid us a visit- a deaf and dumb man named Jackson a
printer by trade stopped with me to day- send off western mail
made out a copy of the yesterdays proceedings, for which I re-
ceived, a note for Four dollars and some cents-- loaned Bautista
chirino $50. Texas Treasury notes for which he is to pay me a
young Cow, if not returned within a short time-
Wednesday the 26th this was one of the warmest days of this
summer, to day I payd up all my Taxes for 1841- to wit- my
own $156.95- as Administrator of G. Benards's Estate $31.19 as
Administrator of Patricio de Torres $27.67- as administrator of
James Ogilvy $92.25, and as Agent for Jose de los Santos Coy
$27.67- & Joseph Polvador, $1.27- the mail came in from the
west, Com. Moore has arrived at Galvezton- no particulars- mail
contractor Goodman's Brother wrote to me that he is very sick,
but whishes me to go on with the mail at all events- done some
business in the office
Thursday the 27th at 3 P. M. Fahrenheit's Thermometer was
100- in the Shade-! nothing doing- some little Sickness about
in the country, my wife complaining a little to day, hope to god
she will not get Sick- the whooping Cough is in Town, Judge
Hart's childern have got it, am afraid our little ones will get it
Friday the 28th very warm, there is however a little breeze
stirring, bought and paid for a cow at the Plantation of Bautista
Chirino, he is to deliver her to me in October next, or sooner if

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