letter directing him to have it printed, etc., which Burnett, etc., only signed. I apprehend that all the difficulty which has existed in this matter has grown out of the singular part which Triplett has acted in it, and the fact that we were not represented in Texas. Wrote T. Green in full on the subject.
Saturday February 11, 1837
At New Orleans. -- The weather still cold and wet. My tooth aches, and all my head is affected with a neuralgic pain which disorders me much. Called on Dr. Powell to get my tooth drawn. Could not find him. Obliged to keep my room. At night soaked my feet in a bucket of hot water. Went to bed with a fever, head dreadfully disordered; perspired freely.
Bought two copies journals of Texan Congress at $2 each. Sent one by mail to T. Green.
Sunday, February 12, 1837
At New Orleans. -- The pain in my head a little mitigated; my face is swelled. Went to see the Bartons. T. B. Barton and Mrs. Dr. Barton went off in steamboat to St. Francisville. Weather clear and cold. Called again at Dr. Powell's, but could not find him. Dr. Barton told me to keep my room, keep warm and quiet, and eat oranges, and not to have my tooth drawn, as swelling has taken place. Took his advice, and kept my room. Suffered much all day.
Dr. Neblett and Burnley sat in my room at night until I went to bed and left them talking; they then took their departure.
Com. Hawkins was buried this evening.
Monday, February 13, 1837
At New Orleans. -- The weather is fine, and the schooner Texas to sail this afternoon. My bad symptoms are ameliorated, but I am far from well; but as my acquaintances are going in this vessel, I resolved to go too.
Got on board schooner at night, and then found she would not sail until tomorrow; returned to hotel; to be on board at 9 o'clock in the morning.