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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887

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JANUARY TUESDAY 4 1887

Peter and I have been cutting wood in the woods to-day. when not doing chores the latter work takes up a good deal of time however. The weather still keeps very cold and quite windy. Ma and I went down to James Holcombs to spend the evening. Took Mrs. Reid with us. Had quite a pleasant visit. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke being there learned that Oliver {Austin?} failed to get the Reveship and C. {?} got in by only one vote.

JANUARY WEDNESDAY 5 1887

Have had Peter drawing wood from our {?} woods today, most of the {time?lime?} James Holcomb came and helped kill the remaining hog, and dress it. I have been doing some fixing to the cow-stables besides. Went to the school meeting this evening at the school house. Called fr considering matters conected with our new school house. It was decided to build with brick- 4X30- ft on ground and twelve ft high with cottage roof. The weather {two illegible words} quite cold.

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