The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 58
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ago, Mr Houghson is here yet trying to collect debts- I think
he has succeeded tolorable well, considering the bad times.
Wednesday the 14th Clear & beutifull weather, South wind in
the afternoon, but the sun went down clear Mr Hoya returned
from Nechaz, the ferry Boat is sunk at the Nechaz, Mr Hough-
son returned home to day, some business in the office to day, all
my family are engaged in fixing the gardens, have a Mexican
hired to work in the garden opposide the House does very well-
the School house which was contemplated to be build, was put
up so far as the Body of the House is concerned, the Roof is to
put on to morrow or next day-
Thursday 15th fine clear day- South wind in the forenoon-
north wind after dinner- worked in the garden all day exept
to send off the Eastern mail and open the western mail, which
did not bring any news,- several gentlemen from the United
States in Town to day, the Ex governor of Mississippi Hiram
G. Runnels was in Town last night did not see him, he went off
early this morning, some little to do in the office
Friday February the 16th 1844 fine Spring weather had a
frost last night- wind changed and blows from the South at
dark- receivde a Bll of Irish Potatoes from Mr Eder, com-
menced to plant them 15 minutes after receiving them worked
hard all the afternoon, have all hands employed in making fences,
and improving the Place; received pr Albert Long, a Letter from
Mr Pierce the Clerk of Mr Eder, he send me a New York
Herald- thank you Mr Pierce- Mr Chevallier received some
goods to day which were attached at Natchitochez by Mr Sanks-
come rather too late for winter-
Saturday the 17th frost this morning, fine weather all the rest
of the day, planted Irish Potatoes all the forenoon, and planted
Trees in the afternoon I planted 20 accassias- (Black Locusts)
God knows who will rest under their Shade, am getting the place
in tolorable fix as the saying is- Mr Wortham of Crockett ar-
rived here to day, he is going to reside here with his Family, he
is going to follow his trade- a Brick maker, and Brick Layer,
is to build a house for Mr F. Hoya, and one for C. Chevallier;
and if all Ends meet I'll build one myself, at least I shall build
one bake oven, and underpin my house
Sunday the 18th February 1844 Cold last night very fine Spring
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