The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 46
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46 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Saturday the 23d December Cloudy in the morning, but turned
out Splendid weather in the afternoon, held Justices's Court tried
several Cases, paid Madam Encarnacion chirino Six dollars 25e on
account of nine dollars I owe her- also two Dollars on an old
account- Judge Ochiltree was in Town but went off without stop-
ping any where- Mr Hudnall and Lady of Houston County passed
trough here, tried to get them to stop with us but they went on,
anxious to get home, paid Albert Long, Six dollars in Coffee and
sugar on account of transportation of goods from Natchitochez-
having now paid him $16.00 I ought to charge him about $4.00
damages for having thoughroughly [sic] soaked a Sack of Salt,
and spoiled some of the Coffee, Sugar wet- and some of the
Sunday the 24th Chrismass- most beutifull weather- received
pr Cardenas- the Presidents message, it is such a Document as
might be expected from President Houston I am glad to find genl
Houston this time says nothing about the Cherokee Lands, good--
nor does he say any thing about the seat of government, received a
Letter from D. S. Kauffman, he says the session will be held at
washington, but the President may be instructed to remoove to
Austin after this Session- a meeting of the Subscribers for the
erection of a School house in this Town, was held at the Court
house, a committee was appointed to select a good Spot to build
upon, selected a beutifull Site on the north of the Town in a Pine
grove, at 3 P. M. fe t my chill to come on me again, had a Severe
ague for an hour, and fever afterwards which did not abate till 9
P. M, every one is merry, the whole Town is alive, and I belive I
am the only one confined to my Bed with Sickness
Monday the 25th December fine weather continues had a S. E.
wind in the morning S. w. in the afternoon, but changed to the N.
again by Evening- the worst Christmass I have seen here ther [e]
was nothing going on exept a few drunken men having a fuss most
all hands gone to Mrs Luckets who gives a large dinner and Ball
Tuesday the 26th Weather continues very fine- done some
Business at the office, also the Board of Land commissioners met
only one case- made an arrangement with Mr Dwier to hale a Load
of cotton to Natchitochez after he hauls one Load for Mr J. F.
Graham, folks come back from Mrs Luckets Party- received 86
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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/m1/54/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.