The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 69
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Diary of Adolphus Sterne
Thursday the 31st Weather same as yesterday- my wife,
Charles, and Laura went on a visit to Melrose this morning-
received pr last nights mail a Letter from Adjutant Gel informing
me that Morriss may obtained John F. Gilberts donation claim for
640 acres Land- received a Letter from Edward Tyler respecting
Thresa Tomlinson's Headright- red a Letter from J. M. Swisher
Auditor of the State with the following par fund certificates Elisha
Tubb for $120.00- Joel Walker $72.00 Reuben Webb $74.00, Wm
A. Corder $62.40- Sam W. Rainer $160.00 Wm Vince's Heirs for
$228.00- J. J. Simpson $13.46 J. F. Graham $325.33- W. W.
Pharr for $27.17 and the following certificates belonging to S. A.
Miller of Crockett to wit- Christopher Brimer, Durham Avent
John Adams S. A. Miller John Bowen & John W. Thomas the
latter Six mentioned certificates I have send this day pr mail to
Miller, to Crockett- Receivd also a lot of documents belonging
to J. J. Simpson- wrote to W. W. Pharr at Sand Spring Post office
Anderson County, inclosing him his certificate for $27.17- Wrote
to Elisha Tubb of Cherokee inclosing to him a blank Power of
atty for him to sign for me to collect the certificate recd to day
from the Auditor's Department- Dr Keenan in Town
Friday the 1st August 1851 last night was the hottest we had
this Summer, mail from East, brought letter from Major Durst
dated Rio Grande City July 2d 1851- he is doing good business-
Mr O. W. Randal of this County returned last night from Cali-
fornia, did not see him- wife returned from Melrose- wrote a
letter to Auditor Swisher, requesting him to give me some informa-
tion about to whom the $228 claim of Vince's heirs belongs it was
sent to me last mail, but is not mine
Saturday August the 2d :1851 Cloudy, left home at day light,
arrived at Douglass at 9 stopped at Clute's, did not address the
citizens as I contemplated, - had a very fine rain in the. Evening-
went to the Lodge- have a severe cold- determined to remain
here till Monday-
Sunday the 3d fine day- my old Rheumatic pains are returning
on me, on account of the cold I got, can hardly walk
Monday the 4th Election day- about 150 people in Town- I
received 95 votes- my opponent 28- my Rheumatic pain very
severe, so much that I can not ride, send my Horse home by J. C.
Morrisson, have to remain here for the Stage on wednesday-
Tuesday the 5th Can not walk- heard from the different pre-
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