The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 57
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
as Douglass- we stopped all night a[t] Mr Moore's a son in
Law of Mr Dykes- a Debating Society met, at the House of
Mr G. C. Cole, Subscribed my name as a monthly member, was
called to the Chair to preside for the Evening, subject of Dis-
cussion if it is more beneficial for Texas to be. annexed, or not,
to the United States, among those on the negative side of the
question was wild Bill Sparks our last years member of Con-
gress- he did make a tolorable good speech- and the victory
was procalimed in favor of the negative side of the question-
went to bed? at 10 and such damnable sleeping arrange-
ment is a perfect caution to all Taverns.
Sunday the 11th very cold, and fine weather not a Cloud in the
Heavens- passed the Swamp of the Angelina in the water to
James Durst's very deep wading- went to Judge Terrells's to
Dinner, told Mrs Terrill about my Business respecting the Claim
of $30.00 which the Judge had ~promised to pay on account of a
larger sum he owes me, which he did not do, and which could
have been settled trough Mr Goodman the mail contractor who
is indebted to Mrs. Terrill, and he is the man who has the Draft
on me from the Post office Department, yet notwithstanding M1rs
Terrills knowing the circumstances of the case very well, would
not accept my proposition which was an honest, and gentlemanly
one, this woman is a perfect virago and Judge T. must certainly
be blessed? in having such a wife- left after Dinner (which I
regret very much to have taken) to James Boulter an English-
man, an honest man, a Blacksmith who formerly lived in this
place stopped all night with him- Mr Linn & Mr Hoya having
left us at Mrs Terrills
Monday the 12th Cold & Cloudy- left after Breakfeast, passed
at Mr John Durst's Bridge stopped a few moments at Mr Durst's
he is not at home, gone to his place on the Trinity- arrived at
home at 3 Oclock P. M. attended to some Law Business between
Mr Chevallier & Mr (Judge) Wingfield, looked at some of the
work done during my absence, all right Mr John Noblett mooved
into the House formerly occupied by General Douglass
Tuesday the 18th weather same as yesterday- mail from the
East arrived- no news-, a Captain Todd who formerly was
navy agent passed trough here to day on his way west- very
busy all day fencing in the Square commenced on, some days
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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/m1/65/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.