The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 61
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Relations and old friends of Col Longs, stopped all night at Mr
H. Grey's on the Cincinnatti Road- a good public House
Friday the 20th left early, stopped at noon at the widow Thomp-
kins arrived at Cincinnatti at 6 P. M. stopped at my old friends
uncle George Hunter- he is a prince of Landlords for men, but
god help the Horses-
Saturday the 21st left early, arrived at Huntsville at 10 A. M.
stopped with the widow Keenan, send Mr W. W. Pharr's certifi-
cate for $27 to the Comptroller and Auditor at Austin to be
a[u]dited eta Mr Pharr resides near sand spring P. O. Ander-
Sunday the 22d very hot, dull, lazy day, many persons ar-
rived in Town to be in attendance at the grand chapter and the
grand Masonic festival on the 24th, when the Corner stone of the
New College (Austin) is to be laid by the Masonic fraternity,
preparations on a large Scale going on for a public Dinner, under
the Trees, and a Ball at the Court House in the Evening of
Monday June 23d 1851 The Town and our Hotel is fast filling
up- at 3 P. M. the grand chapter of the State met, Saml M.
Williams presiding, after receiving credentials, and appointing
committees adjourned- saw Messrs Yoakum and McCreary they
gave up to me the Patent of F. Acosta for 640 acres land which
was found among A. McDonald's Papers- gave them a receipt
for it in case of accidents- but it [is] all right, the Patent is
mine, there is no necessity to say why it was among McDs. Papers
he is dead- resquiat in pace- paid a visit to General Houston, he
and his Family are in good health- Forrest Lodge of this place
appointed me Marshall of the day for to morrow
Tuesday the 24th Saint John's day- and a hotter day we cer-
tainly did not have this Summer- G. Chapter met, done some
business and adjourned, at 10 Oclock formed the Masonic bodies
in procession, about 150 Masons being in the procession marched
to the public square, where the Female School of Miss Crawford,
the male accadamy, Ladies and citizens generally, joined the pro-
cession, and marched up to the Hill where the colledge is erect-
ing- the road is a deep sand, the Sun pouring down its meridian
heat, when the procession arrived at the top of the Hill, and after
arriving at the Building, I was nearly fainting from fatigue, heat,
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