The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 48
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Monday January the 1st 1844 rain in the forepart of last night
cleared up with a Strong west wind, beutifull day to day, got my
military claim for 320 acres of Land from Nathan Wade, made a
Location on a Lake about 4 miles above Lake Burleson 100 miles
above this place being the same Lake on which we were encamped
about Six days after the Cherokee fight on the Nechaz filed the
certificate and Location with Albert A. Nelson County surveyor
of this County- Mr Humphries paid me 900 lbs Pork on account
of One Thousand he owes me, Board of Land Commissioners met,
done but little Business
Tuesday the d Cold Clear weather- had a very fine Party at
Mr Chevallier's last night, Mr Deyoung, Mr Morange, and Town-
send arrived on yesterday Evening, and were at the Party- Mr
Lane left here at 3 P. M. the Eastern mail arrived for the first
time in a month, did not get any news, Judge Brown arrived from
western Texas, says that, the Eastern & Western Members of Con-
gress have agreed to hold the present session at Washington, and
remove the different offices to Austin immidiately after the ad-
journment of Congress- paid a note of $24.00 I gave to Thorn
Edwards & Co in 1840- gave C. M. Gould my note for $35.
payable in 12 months from date Jase M. Montes commenced to
work for me at $15.00 pr month-
Wednesday the Sd January 1844 hard frost last night fine weather
to day, had a dancing Party last night at H. H. Edward's and
afterwards adjourned to our House where we had music vocal and
Instrumental till 2 oclock A. M.- Mr Deyoung Mr Morange
Barrett & Townsend left here this morning, Major James Durst &
Lady remain in Town, dined with us- Mr Gardener looked at my
Title to a League & Labor of Land of which about 1600 acres
belong to McLeod & Campbell of New Orleans for whom Mr G.
is agent gave him a Copy of my account of outlays I had on the
said Land, the part McLeod & Campbell part of the Expences
being $182.75, which when Collected I am to make said McLeod &
Campbell a Deed for the Land-- purchased of Alexander White
five Hoggs at $3. a piece paid him in goods
Thursday the 4th white frost last night very fine day, had a
dance at the House last night, the western mail arrived once more,
brought a very large quantity of Letters & Papers, remooved my
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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/m1/56/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.