Friday, May 27, 1836
Engaged today in writing report, and drawing up the form of script to be reported tonight to adjourned meeting of the loan holders. Meeting held at Arcade. Report accepted and the form adopted. Introduced to Dr. Meux, Sam'l Thompson and Mr. Denton.
Saturday, May 28, 1836
Got script printed; also left Barnett's pamphlet at McKean's to be printed. Triplett too much engaged to attend to Galveston.
Met Caldwell (James H.) in the street, and had a long and interesting conversation with him respecting his own family affairs. Spoke kindly of Mrs. Caldwell, but says he never can live with her again. Entered fully into the unhappy difference between them. Says he regards her with the most friendly feeling, although her folly or her errors have destroyed his peace, and had well nigh ruined his fortunes; she shall want nothing; that their children will be worth half a million. He means to take Sophy to England when he goes. I could not help pitying him, notwithstanding his faults, and concluded that had his wife shared his fortunes as a wife should, it would have been better for them both.
Received a letter from A. M. Green, at Vicksburg.
Sunday, May 29, 1836
Called to see Dr. Barton; went with him to B. Chew's. Mr. and Mrs. Chew in fine spirits; their daughter is hourly expected from New York, where she has been at school; promised to call tomorrow and see her before I leave New Orleans.
Went with Mr. May to see Slaughter and Marye. All took tea at Marye's. Spent a pleasant evening.
Penn left today for Virginia.
Introduced to a Colonel Owens, of Kentucky, on his way to Texas.
Monday, May 30, 1836
Sent script to Texas by Gail Borden, to be executed and returned as quickly as possible. Also sent by him the proceedings of the meeting respecting the script.
Settled with Triplett for my twentieth part of the Galveston script, $30 paid him in Texas, $66 paid now. It is for Texas script Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, one section of which is laid on Galveston Island, where the proposed town is to be. See his receipt.
Called at B. Chew's; saw his daughter, and took leave of the family.
Got from Triplett his plan for the city of Galveston; not satisfactory. Gave