The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 137
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
on a visit, she is 15 years old to day, arrived at Mr Durst's at 5
P. M. Mr Durst gone to Trinity saw Mr Washington a Lawyer
from Liberty who stopped all night at Mr Durst-
Sunday the 8d fair- left at 9 A. M. Arrived at home at 12
oclock found all well, Mr Joost returned to day from Natchi-
tochez, Charley was well Mr Hoya & Nelson gone to New Or-
leans was introduced to a Mr Prather of Natchitochez
Monday the 4th March 1844 fine weather rather cloudy Mr
Barrett returned from New Orleans, dito Mr Gardiner, Mr Bar-
rett brought me a Letter from Bernard Cohen, and a Package
containing several late novels- Mr Gardener informes me that
he has not done any thing in my Business with Mr Campbell,
but offers me a Certificate of 640 acres of Land, which I dont
think I shall take. the Board of Land Commissioners met to day
and done some Business in some 7 or 8 cases- Mr Barrett com-
menced to Board with me
Tuesday the 5th white frost last night, but dont think it done
much damage to fruit trees paid my Taxes to day as Adminis-
trator of Genereux Benard, Patricio de Torres, and as agent of
P Delmore, & for Mrs Sterne and myself, all amounting to
$72.25, which I had great trouble to get- this much for a gov-
ernment to which I am paying Taxes to protect me in my rights
and it is the very one that is swindling me out of $950.00 but
n'importe- I assisted to raise the thing so I must not or at least
ought not to grumble
Wednesday the 6th Cold night but not much of a frost as I
expected their would be- some business at the office, Mr Barrett
received some goods to day, Graham dito, the Town is looking
up- a Mr Blackbourn returned last night from New Orleans
reports that all in that city are for Anexation- good- he also
states that the Steam Boat De Soto ran afoul of the Steam Boat
Buck Eye and sunk her, and that 100 or more lives were lost by
this sad accident Mr Hoya and Mr Nelson were on Board when
the accident happened (That is on Board of the De Soto) hope
that my Son Charles was not on Board and from what I can learn
from Mr Joost Charlie is in Natchitochez
Thursday the 7th heavy dew and Cloudy in the morning, sun
very warm in the afternoon, worked in the garden most of the
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Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934, periodical, 1934; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/m1/150/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.