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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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I went over to hear Wm. Buckley preach this morning instead of going to Dover. His discourse about the faithfulness of God was both interesting and proffitable. Took dinner at{uncle?} johns with {?} and Nora. Went out this evening to hear our new {minister?} taking Reid with me. The subject of discourse was not very interesting to me, It being for the {?} Annual {?}. {? Macoury?} had a big {?} from our minister.


Have had Peter at work on wood-pile most of the time to day. Got an over load of straw into the drive -{yard?} however. {a large ink smear runs down the middle of this part of the page} I went up to the Wiggin's schcool house this forenoon to vote for Reeve and councilors. Took ma up this afternoon for the same purpose. She never voted before. The principal interest now at stake is the Scott-{?} which has {affectivaly} divided up our municipal as well as County vote intoTemperance & liquor {?}

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