Allen on the subject, and says Allen is scared, and has not confidence in their title.
The weather has again become wet and cold. I have had my hair cut, and have taken cold in the head. But, notwithstanding, accepted Dr. Barton's invitation to a seat in his box at the St. Charles theatre. Play, "Wives as they were, and Maids as they are." In the box, Dr. Barton and wife, T. B. Barton, S. Barton, Burnley, and a Mr. Barrow, a member of the legislature. The attraction of the night was Mr., Mrs. and Miss Barnes. Performance dull, or I have lost my taste for such things. All of our company left before the performance was over, except Barrow and myself, who resolved to see it out, which I afterward repented. The orchestra is fine. The glass chandelier is much talked of; said to have cost $ -----, but I was not struck with it as very splendid.
Caldwell had procured an act of incorporation for this theatre, with banking privileges; but the stock was not taken, and the banking part of the scheme has fallen through.
Met today Colonel Horton, Dr. Everett, and Mr. Gritton of Texas, Mr. Cunningham of San Augustine.
Friday, February 10, 1837
At New Orleans. -- The weather is inclement, and the streets very foul. My cold encreases, and makes me very uncomfortable. Major Fitzhugh, intending to start for Virginia tomorrow, wrote to Mrs. Gray, put $7 to the $43 received from Caldwell, and sent her $50 in letter per Major Fitzhugh.
Called to see Mrs. Chew; not at home; left card. Had previously seen Mr. Chew in his bank.
Not being able, from bad weather, to see Marye again, enclosed to him the Bond of Bass, which he had given me to collect last winter. Saw Allen at Christy's office. Told him Neblett and myself thought it might be necessary to give public notice of our claim on Galveston. He said very well, if you do we shall reply and say what we think of your title.
Read the correspondence of R. Triplett with the Texan government while he was acting agent (in the hands of Sam Ellis) and made extracts of all he said respecting the loan and Galveston, and sent them to T. Green. Am surprized to find he never advised the Texan government that the contract of compromise had been signed by the lenders in New Orleans; on the contrary, he speaks of the difficult task he had "between the two parties," and leaves the impression that the contract had been rejected by them, when in fact they unanimously and cordially approved the contract, and signed it. The form of scrip which Mr. Triplett brought over they did object to, and Mr. Triplett himself was the first to object to it, although he had written it himself, and he wrote the