The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 320
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
DIARY OF ADOLPHUS STERNE
EDITED BY HARRIET SMITHlER, ARCHIVIST, TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
Monday the 21st [April, 1851] very cold, had a fire in the room
all day, this is the 15th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto,
nothing doing to commemnorate it- well !- received a letter from
David Ayers of Galvezton, filed, and answered, send letter pr to
morrow's mail, send a Letter to the Comptroller and Auditor in-
closing one receipt in favor of William A. Corder for $6 one for
$16 and one for $56 all for provisions furnished to the troops of
the late Republic of Texas, wrote also about the claim of Mr
Rainer and J. J. Simpson, Mail from the East arrived no news-
Tuesday the 22d rained last night, and has rained all day more
or less it is as cold as winter- arranged my Library and papers
went up. Town- saw my old friend Col Reiley- fine day for
transplanting vegetables, availed myself of it by transplanting half
Wednesday the 23d Cold & Cloudy, Clear towards Sun set, con-
tinues cold wrote to J. W. Hampton of Austin requesting to send
me the Laws of last two extra sessions, which I left to be bound
in the Gazette office wrote also to Tom F. McKinney for proceeding
of the consultation, at last finished my Library, and arranged all
my papers, Col Reyley & Doctor Starr dined with us to day, gave
a due bill for $17.50 to J. J. Simpson, on account of Mr Nickerson,
being a ballance of Schooling for Placide & Rosa
Thursday the 24th April 1851 Fair weather till late in the after-
noon, commenced to rain at about 5 P. M. wrote to my Son
Charles to be send by the Misses Lillia & Mary Raguet, who are
to leave for Ohio to morrow morning, received of Mr F. Hoya a
Patent for 240 acres land situated in Harris County originally
granted to F. Booker, with a chain of Title to Mr Hoya and a
Power of attorney from IHoya to me to sell the same the proceeds
to go to me in payment of my share in the Soldiers claims we
purchased together- received this morning from the Post office,
a Certificate from the County Clerk of Houston County, respecting
Wm. C. Stanley's Headright Certificate, no news from New Orleans.
Friday the 25th beutifull day, Col Greer the candidate for gover-
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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/m1/345/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.