The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 53
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
only knows who will reap the benefitt of it, A. W. Canfield dined
with us- gave him all the notes I had for him to collect also
all the accounts exept that of Taliaferro which I could not find
having been misplaced by me, but of one thing I am sure it was
not paid,- Mr Canfield is on a Collecting Expedition, God only
knows how he will succeed.
Tuesday January 23d 1844 More rain last night the Bayou
East of Town overflowed the Person who was at Isaac Lee's with
the Small Pox died last night, mail arrived from the East no
news, in the afternoon went out to the Moral to perform the
marriage ceremony between Dolores Causto and Teresa Medina-
this young man is one of four Boys taken amongst the Prisoners
at San Jacinto, and send by Col Potter to his Plantation on
Soda Lake, but which I stopped here, where they have been ever
since got a fever again after dark which lasted on me for more
than four hours, this is now the third time that I have it every
Wednesday the 24th beutifull day, it appears that the weather
is settled, not much Business doing in Town, George Clevenger's
waggons arrived from Natchitochez loaded for Doctor Starr and
Mr F. Hoya, by this days arrival from Natchitochez Mr Hoya
received a Letter in which the Death of the widow Placide Bos-
sier is announced, she was the Foster Mother of my wife, and a
better woman exept my mother I never knew, I have not yet
broke the news to Mrs Sterne, and I do not know how to do so,
it will be most distressing to her, and might prove injurious-
Thursday the 25th fine day, arrange some little Business in
the office, and after dinner went out to Mr J. J. Simpsons, with
James Eakin who has a Law Suit to which he wants me to attend
stopped all night at Simpsons
Friday the 26th Cold fair weather, the trial was put off for 10
days, to be tried by S. M. Orton after dinner left for home, mail
from the west had arrived, recd a Letter from Mr Toler he in-
forms me that Judge Terrell has not paid my draft, in conse-
quence of which he drew on me for $33.16- I belive that Judge
Terrell is a fair Specimen of the great men of Texas-!!! A
Man who is utterly faithless in his monitary transactions, is not
the man whom I would trust with the Helm of government
Saturday the 27th weather same as yesterday,- done some
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