The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 229
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Tuesday November 14th rain, all day, Court met several Cases
were tried all cleared- exept W. Plucker who was found guilty of
an assault on Rafael de los Santos, also Eugene Laflor was found
guilty of Cow stealing, send to jail- acted as Interprotor for the
Republic, much work- no pay- getting ready to start to Natchi-
tochez with my wife, who wants to see her mother who is sick-
mail from the East, no news-
Wednesday the 15th weather cleared of but too warm to last
long; Laura sick but not dangerous- court in session- Mr A. A.
Nelson paid me ten Dollars in Tennessee monay, being in payment
of Boarding in full up to the 15th ult.- Win. P. Rose accused for
the murder of Potter, was not tried for some informality in the
Indictment- Mr Ward of the County of Red River arrived-
Thursday the 16th rainy & warm- Court in session, settled with
Mr C. Chevallier fell in his debt $49.744 gave him my note for
the amount- western mail arrived, rcd a Letter from Mr W. D.
Miller of washington, about Matters & things in general, and
about the financial affairs of Texas in particular- Judge Toler
arrived from North- delivered to him the letters brought by
McFarland the mail Contractor, am also resolved to send Mr
Miller's monay by him heard from Col Thorn, he is at R. Berrys
yet, can not get away for high water,- several men in jail for
gambling eta- getting ready to start to Natchitochez- wrote a
Letter to Mr W. D. Miller.
Friday the 17th Splendid weather too good to last long last
night we had a tremendous rain all the Creeks up to day, so that
we cannot start- loaned to Gel Rusk $600.00 old Texas Treasury
notes to be returned on demand- wrote to Judge Terrell and
drew a draft on him for $17.50, all in favor of Daniel J. Toler,
purchased of D. J. Toler a Horse for $17.50
Saturday the 18th rain- left home at 3 P. M. in the rain stopt
all night at my old friend's Radford Berry's previous to my de-
parture from home Mr F. Hoya loaned me $15.00 in Silver which
I am to return to him in one month or account as one months
Boarding for himself & his Clerk. left Miss Maria Hotchkiss to
Superintend our Household affairs till our return- having forgot
at the Commencement of this days Journal to say that Mrs Sterne
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