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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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January THURSDAY 20 1887

My man has been cuting and splitting wood at the woodhouse again to day. I went to Nanticoke, or near there to take Sarah Walch home. She having left us for good. Went to Dover before comeing home to send some money awat to the G. W. S. Suppose this will be my last, having resigned the Secretaryship lately. Quite a thaw has set it since morning, and a heavy south wind is takeing off the snow at a great rate. Heard from my sister to day. The latter contained favourable news.

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January FRIDAY 21 1887

The thaw that began yesterday has nearly ceased to day. To night it has become quite cool again. Peter and I have been cuting wood in the back woods; but on account of the great depth of snow did not make much headway. There is fully a foot and a half og snow where it has not drifted, of hard heavy snow. Our girl having gone away yesterday I have been churning this evening. It has taken something over four hours steady work.

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