David Allan Diary & Transcription, 1865

Title

David Allan Diary & Transcription, 1865

Date Created

January 2, 1865

Is Part Of

David Allan Diary Collection

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Scanned Manuscript & Typed Transcription

Transcription

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DAILY JOURNAL. 1865.

January, MONDAY, 2. 1865.

Fine weather.

TUESDAY, 3.

Very hard frost this

WEDNESDAY, 4.

This is the monthly fair day a great many cattle were in, but not many in good order for killing. I was from home, having gone up to Woodstock to look after {Audre?} George Smiths note which was protected

January, THURSDAY, 5. 1865.

This is another fine day, a good deal of wheat is comming in as well as Pork, the latter not quite so firm, perhaps on account of the appearance of thaw, as the snow is melting on the sidewalks.

FRIDAY, 6.

Much the same kind of weether as it was yesterday, money came in pretty freely to day and was much wanted having large demands to meet this week and next

SATURDAY, 7.

January, MONDAY, 9. 1865.

TUESDAY, 10.

WEDNESDAY, 11.

Went up to Elora and received payment for my 2 shares in the Gravel Road $50.00 The sleighing is good.

January, THURSDAY, 12. 1865.

Fine winter day, a good deal of wheat comming in to day, got a note discounted

FRIDAY, 13.

SATURDAY, 14.

January, MONDAY, 16. 1865.

It was very cold this morning 6 {degree sign} below zero and fine any snow falling.

John Idington passed up this morning and has made arrangerments to leave Mount Forest on Thursday first. The Ontario Bank has openerd a Credit for me of $15,000.

TUESDAY, 17.

Fine pleasant frosty weather but not quite so cold as yesterday.

I obtained this day a Transcript from A. A. Baker Clerk of 1st Division Court, Guelph, and forwarded to John Idington Esq. Mount Forest*, to be transmitted by him for Registration in the County of Grey. against the lands of Michale Stonehouse, Date of suit 3 May 1861. for $84.67 & is now $91.54.

Int. from June 61 Transt. 1.50

Durham is the 2d Division Counrt County of Grey, the Clerks name is Wm. Jackson

WEDNESDAY, 18.

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JANUARY, FRIDAY 27 1865

Very fine winter day. Mrs A & J started for Fishers Mills on a visit to P. Idington and found it very cold going there against the wind. found them well, John Thorp died this afternoon at 3 o'clock

I wrote to my Sister and posted it to day.

MrGhaffey of Brockville has the Mortgage on {Thorps} Hotel for {pound sign}{equation of 900 + 200 = 1000} for interest

JANUARY, MONDAY 30 1865

Mistry and thick morning, the frost not so keen as last week.

John Thorp {son?} Funeral takes place this afternoon at 2 p.m.

TUESDAY 31

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FEBRUARY, WEDNESDAY 1

Fine weather. This is the monthly Fair day. there is a great many cattle in and the price pritty good

I saw a Locomotive and tender run of the track to day at noon caused by the track at the market crossing being filled up with snow.

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY 2 1865

A great deal of wheat came in to day

FRIDAY 3

Threatening rain but a good many sleighs in with wheat. it began to rain much heavier about 1/2 past 3. when they had just then got the Lo= =comotive that run of on Wednesday on the track again it required 2 of the most powerful Engines to do it

SATURDAY 4

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FEBRUARY, MONDAY 13 1865

Very cold morning 22 {degree sign} below Zero at 1 a.m

TUESDAY 14

13 {degree sign} below Zero at 7 a.m.

WEDNESDAY 15

Cold raw day

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY 16 1865

Weather much milder which has improved the sleighing

FRIDAY 17

Mild and has much the appearance of thaw

SATURDAY 18

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FEBRUARY, MONDAY, 20. 1865

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TUESDAY 21

There has been a good deal of thawing to day and the street very wet

{following text for Tuesday witten in purple ink} Mind to get the Flood gates clear of ice. and ready to hoist in case of sudden thaw

WEDNESDAY 22

The weather is very mild to day & misty and turned into heavy rain during the forenoon, in the afternoon it got fair and I ordered the flood gates to be cleared of ice {underline in purple ink}

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY, 23. 1865

No thaw to day

Mr {Snau?} of Mt Forest came here yesterday & has allowed his note to be protested in the Bank. he has to day made every enquirey for money without any sweep, in one place 3p each a month was asked,

Left at 4 p.m. for Hamilton

FRIDAY 24

The weather in Hamilton to day is mild and fine winter weather, but trade is remarkably dull and dismal

2 failures reported.

returned this evening

SATURDAY 25

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FEBRUARY, MONDAY, 27. 1865

Hard frost all day, but yesterday was very slopy

TUESDAY 28

A great deal of snow fell during the night

MARCH, WEDNESDAY 1

This has been a fine Fair day a great many cattle and people were in attandance, the prices were not quite so good as they were at the Elora Fair yesterday.

MARCH, THURSDAY, 2. 1865

To day is rather slushey walking on account of the thaw and the depth of snow

This is our fast day in our Church the attendance was thin

FRIDAY 3

The weather still soft

Division Court is held to day, my case against {Sal Fraisser?} and Patrick {Groit?} for their dogs having killed 10 of my sheep in Nov {Cass?} came of to day, a jury of 5 was {empauete?} and they gave their verdict in favour of the defendant

SATURDAY 4

Very heavy Snow this morning, but it cleared off during the day

MARCH, MONDAY, 6. 1865

This is a charming day, the frost during the early morning must have been about Zero as at 7am it was 4 {degree sign} above it.

The Building Society meeting was held to day and we devided {pound sign} 5 a share

TUESDAY 7

This is a mild day and very soft under foot, the sun has a powerful effect on the snow now

WEDNESDAY 8

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MARCH, THURSDAY, 9. 1865

This is a mild day with close fine rain after some mist in the morning

FRIDAY 10

This is quite a cold frosty day, considerable snow has fallen during the night which has improved the bare parts of the road near {Town?}

SATURDAY, 11

This is a very cold blistery day, The Revenue {Inspection?} Telegraphed to Quebec to acertain from the department if {he?} can Bond {"insert here" symbol indicated} spirits manufactered since the 1st instant or accept duty at once

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before 15th {illegible}

MARCH, MONDAY, 13. 1865

This is a moderate day -- but yesterday was a cold disagreable day, the wind was very cutting and a great deal of snow fell during the day

Mr A.N. Stewart was here & past down this {evening?} on his return to Montreal

TUESDAY 14

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WEDNESDAY 15

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MARCH, THURSDAY, 16. 1865

This is a blistery {'cold' scratched out} wet & rainey morning and continued throug a considerable part of the day, went up in the rain to the Marble works with Mrs McLean to examine the Monuments. {illegible markings}

Attended a meeting of Assurance to day on {Quin lanes?} lofs at Salem wherein there is evedence of its being set on fire, his claim was $300 on Brick shop $300 on stock of boots & shoes, the board refused to pay the claim in full, and accepted his offer to take $450.00

FRIDAY 17

This day is quite a change from yesterday, dry clear & frosty but warmer during the middle of the day and thawing the snow fast

SATURDAY 18

The wind blew very strong and a great deal of rain fell during the night that the Mill dam was so full & overflowing that the water entered the lower floor of the Mill, but after hoisting all the flood gates, which were quite loose and free having been examined and the ice cut away some weeks ago, and then quite easy to lift.

MARCH, MONDAY, 20. 1865

This is a fine day, but thawing very fast

The Court of {Assises?} began at noon John Idington here had 2 cases,

TUESDAY 21

Weather still mild, and thawing fast

The rain comming on this afternoon wild have a dangerous effect if it continues in creating a great flood in the River all the gates are now open

WEDNESDAY 22

This is a very rough morning strong wind rain and sleet the greater part of the day & got worse in the afternoon

The water in the Dam is rising and is now higher than I have seen it, I took the {precast?} to load the low bridge with stones it is washing clear over the middle peir of Bridge, to night the there is a very fearce snow storm, it is now (10cm) {peesing?} and beginning to lower

MARCH, THURSDAY, 23 1865

This is a frosty morning and {frid?} the water about a foot lower, the Mill stood all day yesterday and was started this morning but found that the Wheel was Labouring so much in back water that I stopt it for today also Te water was up 2 inches at noon from the melting of the snow

FRIDAY 24

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SATURDAY 25

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APRIL, MONDAY, 3. 1865

This is somewhat of a cold blowey day yet clear and dry,

Held the Annual Meeting of the Building Society, and reelected all the old officers again

TUESDAY 4

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WEDNESDAY 5

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