The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 71
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
waggoner whom I had given twenty dollars to- to redeem my
watch at Natchitochez has returned he has deceived me, spend my
monay and will probably be the cause of my loosing my watch-
here is an instance of the ways of the world, a man who for the
last ten years has borne a name for honesty Industry and In-
tegrity- yet after my telling him that not alone I would loose
my watch if not redeemed at about the time he would reach
Natchitochez that besides I would loose my reputation as a man of
veracity, having pledged my word that the watch should be re-
deemed, yet notwithstanding all this the fellow has acted bad,
mean- infamous -so let it be a warning to those who may read
these pages after I am gone, that a man who will get beastly drunk
occasionally, no matter what reputation he may have for honesty-
he should not be trusted with matters of this kind- Mr Hoya
received some few things, Mr Chevallier dito, I am afraid both of
them will not make up one Store, what a fine chance now for a
good assortment of goods-
Saturday the 15th hot in the forenoon, a heavy fall of rain
in the afternoon, Mr C. E. Taliafero and Lady paid us a visit, Mr
Sanks a merchant from Natchitochez is here, gave him twenty
Dollars to try and redeem my watch if possible- wrote to D. F.
Tabor on the subject, received 22 Barrills of corn for the note I
held against Mr Collins for $21.75 paid off the order for 19 Blls
Corn of Arenda, let Smith the f.m.c. have Seven Blls for which
he is to deliver me nine next october; held an Election to day for
Eight Aldermen for this Corporation. this is the 4th Aniversary
of the 1st Battle we had with the Indians on the Nechaz-
Sunday July the 16th weather very hot- Mr Sanks left here
for home. Beard, Muse, and J. F. Graham dined here to day.
Wm Hensley one of the men who Contracted with me to cover the
House returned to day,- hope they will go to work now -if not
I shall claim my damages as pr Contract-
Monday the 17th Fahrenheit's Thermometer was at 100 in the
Shade, fronting the north, nothing stirring- in the Evening had
a drop in Mrs Phillipps Mrs Thorn and other Ladies, and several
gents spend the Evening- Gel Rusk, Gel Hunt, Judge Ochiltree
and a Brother of Gel Hendersons, arrived late in the Evening, an
Election for Mayor, Treasurer and Secretary of the Corporation
were elected- it resulted in C. S. Ta[y]lor for Mayor, J. H. Starr
Treasurer and R. Parmalee for Secretary
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