The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 51
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Sunday the 14th Cold rainy weather all day- did not leave
the House all day, read Handy Andy- no great thing- a Person
at Isaac Lee's is said to be affected with the veriolet (so called
by the Doctors) but I am afraid it is Small Pox, God grant it is
not so a Person will be send to morrow morning to Fort Jessup
to get Vaccine, matter, to vaccinate all hands- Mr Hoya re-
turned from the Angelina no news-
Monday the 15th at about 8 A. M. a western wind dispersed
all 'the Clouds, and we had a Splendid day the Persons at Lee's
has the Small Pox without any doubt about it- some Business
in the office to day- there were many Persons in Town from
the Country, but so soon it was Known that the Smal Pox were
in the vicinity, all hands left in a hurry- received a Letter from
Louis Rueg pr Mr Lacombe, Son in Law of old Cazenau, this
is the Husband of the, Lady who was here last year, he comes
to see about the Estate left by his late Father in Law J. B.
Tuesday the 16th cold & cloudy- grew colder during the day
and at Evening it was Clear and a very strong N. W. wind
blowing- a meeting of the Citizens took Place to day at the
Court House composed of the citizens of Nacogdoches & vicin-
ity- to take into consideration; and to adopt means to arrest
the progress of the Spreading of the Small Pox, Mr C. S. Tay-
lor was appointed chairman & A. Sterne Secretary, a Commit-
tee was appointed to assist the Phisicians to act, in fact, as a
Board of Health, was appointed one of the Committee, had all
those in Town -who had not been vaccinated before, or had
the Small Pox vaccinated, the whole Town is in a Hubbub,--
7 P. M most bitter Cold, and a strong north wind blowing- Skye
clear & freezing- send off the western mail but the mail rider
returned because the water was very high at the Angelina- this
is no excuse because other People cross it every day, and there
is no danger, in crossing with the mail- had my Laura, Placide,
the little negro Tom and the negro Joe vaccinated to day, by
Doctor Starr, gave my note to Charles Chevallier for $6.50 as
my dues to Milam Lodge No 2 for my last years dues-
Wednesday the 17th January 1844 very hard from this morn-
ing, beutiful Clear weather all day, a South wind but bitter
Cold at Sun down, Mr Muse left here for New Orleans, wrote
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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/m1/59/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.