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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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February MONDAY 7 1887

Intended to have gone to Simcoe this forenoon, and from there to the Quarterly meeting at Woodhouse Chapel. It has rained all day however, a cold disagreeable storm from the East, which has frozen as it came. Have not done very much as a consequence except chores. Mr Smith came to make us a visit & somy time was occupied with him. The ground is well covered with ice &snow put particularly the former and sleighing is splendid. Sent Peter to the Blacksmithshop to get another horse shod.

February TUESDAY 8 1887

Owing to almost incessant rain I did not get to Simcoe to day though I intended so doing. I have been filing or {guming?} the cross cut saw, which has taken nearly all day. Peter has been spliting wood and doing chores & c. Have have a great freshet as the result of the present rains, already. The two bridges along our place have both gone. I mean the one at Challands & the other at McBrides. The upper one went first and took the other with it as it went down stream. Had a long visit from James Horn to night.

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