The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 155
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Account, as he had considerable depending upon it ! ! ! still prom-
ised to give all the information I should want of him- Shewed
him a pair of Epaulets and asked if he did not require such-
Called at the War office- Saw Mr C. Mason who informed he
did not think there were any returns in the Office of those who
were at the seige of Bexar in Decr 1835- That he was there
and can give testimony to the late G. Navan also being there-
Saw Genl Houston sitting on log near a new building- spoke to
him about the commission he gave me when at Nacogdoches in
the early part of August last'0- He offered me a lot in the city
of Sabine, gratis, on condition of occupancy- I thanked him
very politely, but observed that it would not suit me, at present
Called at the Land Office to compare maps of K. Adams league,
but was informed there were no plats of that district in the
Mr Duke lives at his farm some few miles below San Felipe, is
now at Matagorda
Took back the Hat & epaulets of Mr Leplecher from Mr Long,
no chance of selling or raffling them here- returned them to Mr
Had a conversation with a Col White from New York about the
best situation for a mercantile establishment in Texas- He
wished very much that I would join him in business- Wrote to
Mr George French, respecting Mr Bangs House on Galveston
Located Land sold at 18c pr acre at Auction
Unlocated Leagues & labors @ 6 1/4 c
do 1/3 of Leagues- 6 to 7c
do 1280 acres Hd rights 3 to 6 1/4
do 640 - @ $50 to $60
'zHouston appointed Sterne on his staff, with the rank of major. Zuber,
"Captain Adolphus Sterne," QUARTERLY of Texas State Historical Asso-
ciation, II, 214. In 1836, he had nominated Sterne one of the Indian
commissioners, but the senate refused to confirm the nomination. Winkler,
Secret Journals of the Senate, Republic of Texas, 1836-1845, 20-21.
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