The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 52
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by him to my Brother Bernard- the mail rider returned yes-
terday Evening from the Angelina saying he could not cross-
send the young gentleman back to day with instructions that
he must cross, which is practicable at John Dursts Bridge, no
news of the Small Pox having affected any one yet, two Houses
were prepared to day for the reception of any should there be
Thursday the 18th Cold, frost last night, Cloudy & South wind
this Evening, Committee of Sanity met but no report of any
new Cases, no one hardly in Town from the country, western
mail Boy came in, reports that the mail Bags for Eastern Texas
were lost on the other side of the Trinity, wrote to Canfield of
the Red Lander respecting the Small Pox at this place42
Friday the 19th Cloudy, warm weather- rain at noon con-
tinued raining during the afternoon, Mr Thos Dwier arrived
from Natchitochez, receved a Letter from Mr Eder, also two p
calicoe 1 p Dome[s]tics and a Demijohn in which there had
been put five galls whiskey, but arrived all broke into smash-
also recd i doz hffs all $15.35 received some newspapers, and
some music from Mr Eder- done nothing for me in New
Saturday the 20th hard rain last night, fair this morning, fine
day, but too warm for this season of the year commenced early
this morning to trim my Trees in the Orchard worked hard all
day, had a fever near dark do not know if it is the result, from
over exertion, or if it is a second Edition of my Fever & ague
settled with John S. Thorn, he falls in my debt about three
dollars up to date-
Sunday the 2lst very warm Cloudy weather, Mr H. Crutcher
who went to Natchitochez for vaccine matter returned this morn-
ing; brought but very little matter not sufficient to vaccinate
half those who, are realy in want of it- the other vaccine mat-
ter not having taken, being too old- Mr C. brought me some
news Papers send me by Mr Eder- Mr A. W. Canfield is in
Town, not having felt well all day did not go up Town, exept
to go to the Office to get some Papers,
Monday the 22d, warm, cloudy, and raining all day a very
hard rain at night, planted Trees to day 50 Peach Trees- God
'The Red-Lander, January 27, 1844.
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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/m1/60/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.