The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 55
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Headright was received at Gel land office-wrote to Mr A. G.
Walker of Dallas in answer to a letter of his dated 15 April, wrote
to Jno H. Reagan inquiring about the debt due me by Jacob &
Saml Huffer, also to my Son Charles send letter by Mr W. IH.
Sunday the 18th weather changeable, had a little Shower to day,
not enough however to wet the ground, sat up nearly all night,
waiting for the Stage to leave, Mr and the Misses Thompkins's
left, regretted by all their friends- pr last nights western mail
I received a Letter and a copy of Francisco Acosta's Title for 640
acres land from the gel land office- Slept off more then half of
Monday, the 19th very warm weather, County Court in Session,
spend most of the day in Town, Mr Thouvenin arrived on yesterday
lodges with me, Eastern mail arrived nothing new, brought me a
letter from my Son Charles, and one from Mr Castro, which had
been missend and forwarded from Natchitochez, rd a Letter from
Tuesday the 20th very warm & Cloudy, Judge Webb a Candidate
for the Supreme bench in Town, dined with me to day- a Mr
Pistole from Leona County arrived, has business with Judge
Taylor, stops with us till Taylor returns from Jasper County.
Wednesday the 21st Cloudy but no rain, very warm, received a
Letter from A. M. Keen of Dallas, respecting some land he wants
to purchase reced. pr western mail, a bound copy of the Journals
of the House & Senate of both Extra Sessions also the laws of
dito all bound in one vol reced a lot of Electioneering Documents
from Greer & Crossby Candidates for governor & Comr gel land
office they are in English, Spanish, and German- go it my Can-
Thursday May the 22d 1851 Weather is rather tantalizing, we
want rain very much indeed and looks like rain all the time- and
dont rain- rode up Town, saw Mr Young Lacy & Mr Duren,
commenced making a Ditch in a piece of rich bottom land below
my orchard, a fine place for a garden- mail arrived from the
East rd a letter from New Orleans (from Charles) wants to come
home very bad.
Friday the 23d weather same as yesterday, rain wanting very
much- received a letter from Kennedy & Fisher New Orleans
respecting Lindley's Lands in Rusk County, Col Wallace one of
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