The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 59
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
acres of land, as administrator of P. de Torres's Estate, R. Scurry
is in Town, Eastern mail arrived, nothing new, receved a Letter
from Mr Gallagher, inclosing one I send to Charles dated 20 May.
Friday the 6th went to Douglass to a meeting of citizens, re-
specting A[n]gelina navigation
Douglass-- Saturday June 7th 1851' a large number of citizens
of the Surrounding Country, and many from Nacogdochez were
present, General Rusk addressed the meeting in a lengthy and
very appropriate manner, upon the subject of improving the navi-
gation of the Angelina Judges ochiltree and Scurry, gave us a
political entertainment, Doctor C. G. Keenan, a Candidate for
Leiutenant governor made a few appropriate remarks, next fol-
lowed Edwards, Pollock, and Eubank all three Candidates for
floating representative of Nacogdochez & Angelina, I made a few
remarks, and this Closed the entertainment- Doctor KIeenan
went home with me, he informs me that Col Long of Crockett
is a Candidate opposed to me, all right- Ezekiel Able gave me
a Power of attorney to collect his monay as a mounted ranger in
1840 in my Company, arrived at home at 9 oclock P. M.
Sunday the 8th Hot, hot, and no rain, every thing in the garden
is nearly gone Bishop Freeman & Parson Samson preached to day,
did not leave the House to day-
Monday the 9t had a severe Storm last night, it rained for
over an hour, the rain appears to have been a general one, and it
certainly came in good time- Court in Session- our Royal Arch
Chapter was duly installed to day, and we were up, in the Hall
Tuesday the .10th Court in session, was up in the Chapter last
night from after supper till near three oclock this morning, and
I am half sick- conferred the mark M. Degree on three this
morning, and set up nearly all night for the purpose of confer-
ring the Royal Arch Degree on Ben Rusk, Wm Barrett Jess
Muckleroy, J. Hart, H. White & Sam Kirk- Mr Hillencamp
who has been here about two months left to night in the Eastern
Stage for Europe-
Wednesday the 11th June 1851 Hot weather- up in the Lodge
Room, conferring degrees till I am realy sick, am not able to go
up to night send Charles to Hayter's to know if he intends to
trade for Mrs Sterne's land on the Loco or not- send me word
he will be in Town to morrow-
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