The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 49
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
office from the former place to the End Room of Millard's grocery,
rented the Old Room to James Eakin at $5.00 pr month, part of
which is to be expended in Improvements on the House, received
a Letter from the Grand Secretary of the G. Lodge of Texas-
Friday January the 5th 1844 very hard Frost last night-Mr
C. S. Taylor gave a Party at his residence last night all hands
gone, myself staid at Home being too much fatigued from last
party at my Home- Killed Seven Hoggs this Morning weighing
841 lbs Mr Humphries paid me up by giving me an other Hog
weighing 100 lbs. held Justices Court to day, Mr Orton arrived
from New Orleans brought me a Letter from Bernard Cohen a
Step Brother of mine, did not converse with Mr Orton about
Saturday the 6th rain last night, cold and raining this morning,
hawling logs for a new Smoke House, the one I build being too
low, of which I'll make a Store room, arranging Documents in the
Justices Office all the afternoon, the rest of the Family all Busy
Salting Pork and making Sausages! arranged my office in as com-
fortable manner as possible, Keeps on raining at 6 P. M.
Sunday the 7th Cloudy and a little rain during the day, at the
office all the forenoon putting my Papers belonging to the Justices
office in order, the afternoon at home reading Harry Lorrequer's
Confessions, a tolerable good thing, but is nothing to compare, to
Charles OMahley, or Jack Hinton; a Mr Blackburn who has lately
remooved to Town received Two waggon loads of goods- Mr
Nelson went to Crockett on yesterday
Monday January the 8th 1844 rain, rain, rain- busy in the
office from Breakfeast till 2 P. M. County Court met, the Commis-
sioners of Roads & Revenue were to meet to day but there was no
quorum- went to the office again after the adjournment of the
County Court, busy issuing summonses till 4 P. M. missed my
Dinner at home went to dine with Mr Chevallier- Messrs J. P.
Henderson and K. L. Anderson passed trough here going on to
Washington, gave Col Anderson a memorandum about my claim
on the government, Anderson promised to pay some attention
to [it] by lending me his influence in the Business this is the
aniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, Col J. H. Holland and
myself took a Bumper to the old Hero's Health in a glass of
Claret, for the want of something better-
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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/m1/57/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.