The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 63
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
mansion- and his little hovel- well- I was well treated, and
Sunday June the 29th :1851 left early- and after getting lost
a couple of times got at last to Capt Sol Adam's (Duncan's Ferry
on Trinity) took dinner with the Captain, and went on 10 miles to
Mr Upton's stopped all night-
Monday the 30th left early, arrived at the County Town?
Sumpter the Seat of Justice of Trinity County, as yet in the
woods only one family living here, the log courthouse is began but
not finished- having seen all the People of this Town, I left and
went to Mr Jno C. Gallien, dined- and went down the River
through as fine a Country as there is in Texas, this is a very thick
settlement for 10 or 15 miles down the Nechaz- stopped all
night with Allbritton.
Tuesday the 1st July 1851 left after breakfeast, forded the River
Nechaz, oppos[i]te to Cornelius Dollahite- stopped all night with
my old friend Otho Siggenberger-
Wednesday the 2d left early, saw several People crossed the
Angelina at the Shawnee Crossing, and arrived at home near
Sun down, found all my family in good health during my absence
I received letters from, the Editor of the Masonic Signet St Louis,
one from Charles Newman New Orleans, inclosing account against
Geo Greenwood, and a power of attorney to collect it- but the
Bird is flown, and Mr Newman's Chance for his monay is rather
dull- a letter from D. Ayers telling me more lies the letter
dated June 10- filed- a letter from J. S. Beers respecting
Lucretia B. Sturges's land- one from A. G. Walker of Dallas,
respecting the Certificate I send him by Mr A. M. Keen- One
from M. B. Menard, in answer to mine of the 30th May- One
from J. S. Carthwright in answer to mine of 18th April One from
R. D. Rutherford, about Ma Del Carmel's Labor of land, One from
Corn Gel Land office, in reply to Eigenauer claim- said claim is
not in the office-
Thursday the 3d July 1851 Wrote to John D. Gann of Angelina
County, informing him that Louis wilworth has received his pay
and donation land up to 4 Novr 1837, but that 640 Acre Donation
land is due him which he can get by applying to Capt Kimbro
for a Certificate that said W. was in the Battle of S. Jacinto, wrote
to C. Newman of New Orleans respecting his claim on Geo Green-
wood, his man is gone, and nothing left of the goods- answered
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