The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 150
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Sunday the 17th very hot- Thermometer 99 in the Shade ! feel
rather worse to day, took more medicines, - am very much pleased
with Mrs Beveridge, and her Daughter.
Monday the 18th passed a very bad night, Robert Mays adminis-
trator of James Shields sold me his claim on the govt for $73
paid him $15 in cash, and gave him my note for $21.50 payable
after the govt pays off the Troops which were out with me in 1840.
Tuesday the 19th weather same- passed a bad night- Mr Ep-
person of Red River in Town, he is the defeated whig candidate
for governor, he is a very fine young man- he held a joint note
of mine and Judge Ochiltree's for $150- for which I gave him
my Saddle Horse, we have not had a mail from New Orleans in
three weeks- the cause- Red River low, and no positive contract
pr Steamboat from New Orleans to Grand Ecore -very annoying
indeed- particularly as I can not do any [thing] else but read at
Wednesday the 20th had a fine rain this afternoon, cooled the
air considerably- am not getting much better, - Mr Harrisson
at our House Sick- western mail arrived brought nothing for me
but a few newspapers, with Stale news-
Thursday the 21st got me a pair of crutches- cant get along
very well- Eastern mail arrived again without a New Orleans
mail- had a very hard rain last night, wife and the two Boys
gone to a Dance at Mrs Harts
Friday the 22d fine weather this morning- Mr Harrisson who
wqas here a few days left this morning for home, Mr William
Daniels gave me a claim for a Hundred dollars to collect, also a
claim on the government as one of Burton's Horse Marines,47 for
having taken (in 1836) the Schooners Watchman, and two others-
laden with provisions and ammunition for the Mexican army-
gave me a power of atty to collect the monay, and he agreed to
give me one third of all I got on account of the claim on the
vessells and cargo, from which he never received any thiig-
Saturday the 23d very hot weather, begin to feel a little better,
can walk a little- got Charles to write to J. N. Fall inquiring of
him news in regard to the whereabouts of Joel Walker- To Elisha
"7Daniel's name does not appear in the list of men among whom the
prize money was to be divided, and no record of his claim being paid
has been found. Memorial, No. 421, File 13, Archives, State Department.
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