The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 65
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
next Saturday, inviting him to attend, wrote to my friend Wm. R.
Gallagher of New Orleans, on matters and things in general
Monday the 7th very hot forenoon, cool & Cloudy towards Eve-
ning with a little sprinkling of rain, wrote a long letter to the
Editors of the Signet St Louis, Judge Ochiltree returned from his
Electioneering tour up the Country, in good Spirits,
Tuesday July the 8th very hot weather- General Memucan Hunt
made a Speach to day in the Court House about his Claim against
the late Republic of Texas,46 after he got through I was called on to
state what was the action of the last Legislature in regard to this
Claim, did not give my opinion but Stated mere facts- which
seemed to be satisfactory to the Audience, and I dont think that
Representatives of this County will be instructed to pay the general
what he Claims,- there were many People in Town, all say I am
doing very well everywhere
Wednesday 9th weather less hot then yesterday, wrote to adjt
gels office respecting J. F. Gilbert's Claims, 640 San Jacinto 320
Bounty & his pay wants to know if Morris May has received it-
western mail came in brought nothing but Papers, barren of news-
Thursday July the '1:Oth 1851 weather same- as yesterday,
wrote to Thos H. W. Forsyth of Trinity County, inclosing Tickets
for the election in August next wrote to P. Young, and S. J.
Cartwright of Houston County, and one to Franc wright, inclosing
in each Tickets as above- wrote to John Carrollan of Bexar (re-
questing him to show the letter to Mr Truehart) about Patricio de
Torres's land in this County, wrote a letter to C. G. Keenan Hunts-
ville Texas Eastern mail arrived, recei[v]ed a Letter from James
Robinson of Durham
Friday the 11th very hot forenoon, had a very fine rain in the
afternoon, being the first good rain here in 11 weeks- answered
J. Robinson's letter
Saturday the 12th hot as usual- left after Breakfeast went to
Melrose and at 2 P. M. addressed the citizens of that place and
its vicinity, no other Candidates exept Mr Pollock being there,
Dined with old Lady Barrett, returned home at sun set, having made
an arrangement to address the People of Chirino on Saturday next,
wrote a few lines to Major Sam Flournoy to that effect, send a
4Hunt's claim was for $938 the balance due him for advance in 1836
and on his salary as minister to the United States. The claim was
approved February 10, 1852. Gammel, Laws of Texas, III, 1154.
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