The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 140
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at midnight- strong southerly current- wind N.E., no signs of
the Pilot coming off-
30th- Got underweigh at daylight, The pilot came off at 9
A.M, wind N E, Got into port at 5 P M
Saturday 1 Decr- The "Cuba" started for New Orleans at
10 A M, could not get on board with my letter to Mr. Bangs-
Went on shore & got a permit for my Baggage & paid 75c Boat-
hire $1- Saw Shields about Bangs.
Sunday 2d- Foggy weather- rain during the night & this
morning- very disagreeable on shore- no work going on.
Monday 3d- Transferred my Trunks &c to the "San Jacinto"
Tuesday 4- Wrote Mr. Bangs to go by first vessel-
Wednesday 5th- Started pr "San Jacinto" at 10 1/2 A M,
wind N W, blowing fresh- cold-
Thursday 6th Arrived at Houston at 10 A M- Delivered
letter to Mr Newlands, who promised all possible assistance &
information in the affairs of Dr Grant Mr Toler was in town &
On June 2, 1828, at Natchitoches, Sterne was married to Miss Eva
Catherine Rosine Ruff. She was born July 23, 1810, at Eslinger, Germany,
and was brought to the United States by her parents when a child of six.
Yellow fever broke out on the vessel on which, after their landing at New
Orleans, they were ascending the Mississippi and Red rivers into the
interior, and the mother died. The child was taken to Natchitoches
where she was adopted by Placide Bossier and his wife, wealthy French
Catholics of that place. Mrs. Sterne was a devoted Catholic and it was
at her home in 1836, with herself as godmother, that Sam Houston was
baptized according to the rite of the Catholic Church.
The events of Sterne's life from the opening of his diary to his death
in 1852 are recorded therein. In 1925, Mr. Charles Adolphus Sterne
presented his father's diary, consisting of five manuscript volumes, to the
state to be deposited in the archives of the Texas State Library (39 Texas
Legislature, Regular Session, House Journal, 269-270, 503). For accounts
of Sterne's life see Zuber, W. P., "Captain Adolphus Sterne," QUARTERLY
of the Texas State Historical Association, II, 211-216; Cohen, Henry,
The Jews in Texas, 2-5; and "Diary of Adolphus Sterne, rich in Texas
history is presented at joint session," by Miss Kate Hunter in Houston
Chronicle, February 15, 1925.
'Dr. James Grant's will is dated Bexar, December 29, 1835, and was
made upon the eve of his setting out for Matamoras. Mr. Hugh Grant,
his brother, then a resident of Parras, and Daniel J. Toler of the same
place, who was associated with Grant in business enterprises in Coahuila,
were named as executors. In case of their non-acceptance or death, F. W.
Johnson and John Alexander Newlands, Grant's attorney at Nacogdoches,
were to act. Concerning his property the will reads: "Of my Parras
property I have nothing to say to men acquainted with my affairs. New-
lands will account for a large amount & Dr. Cameron in case of any
accident to Newland can give every information on the same head. Samuel
M. Williams of the House of McKinney & Williams of Quintana near
Brazoria has also to account for the one-half of the proceeds of a joint
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