The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 321
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Diary of Adobphus Sterne
nor of that name, is in Town, saw several persons from the County
who have moved in during the last two years, who all know me,
but I am aquainted with but few, my prospects are good so far,
settled up with Mr Francis Hoya in full Mr R ohte who arrived
last night from San Augustin reports the Small pox to have broken
out at that place it was brought there by a stranger who came
from Cincinnatti (or Trinity) and passed through this place God
grant we will not be visited by such a terrible Calamity- I preferr
the Cholera of the two evils
Saturday the 26th a beutifull day worked a little in the garden,
read, and arranged papers in my Library, agreed to let Sam
Hayter 100 acres land for $62.50 he will be in Town next Wednes-
day to close the trade, had a final Settlement with Mr Francis
Hoya to day, we part in a day or two friends, and we dont owe
one another one cent- purchased a. Claim on Charles Grayson
at Administrators sale for $...... [blank] also one on Ezekiel
Ables- both bad Chances, but they cost allmost nothing, so I can
not loose much mail from East & west, received a letter from J. M.
Swisher Auditor of the State of Texas, and a Copy of a Letter
directed to S. A. Miller of Crockett, respecting said Millers claims
against the Govt. send by me in 1849- received a Letter from
my Son Charles date 18 inst and one from Mr Wm R. Gallagher
New Orleans, Charles goes into E. Reiley's Store on trial for a
month or more- am well satisfied with the Situation
Sunday the 27 April 1851 very fine warm day, went fishing this
forenoon, had good luck dined with Judge Taylor, answered
Gallagher and Charles's Letter- Judge Taylor gave me two notes
to collect against Sol Wolfe of Angelina County-
Monday the 28th fine summer weather, passed the day as usual,
in my study, and part in Town electioneering- mail from East
arrived, brought a Letter from James P. Kay a, former Clerk of
Kelsey H. Douglass's of this place, he requests me to write to his
Sister the widow Delmore to inform her respecting lands owned
by her late Husband, complied with the request and answered the
letter- recd a letter from my Son Charles inclosing Invoice of
goods he purchased in New Orleans, answered- rd also a letter
from L. Skipper & Co Grand Ecore advising me of the arrival of
the goods at that place, letter answered and filed- went to the
lodge, and assisted in Innitiation of three candidates a Mr Loper-
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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/m1/346/: accessed March 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.